Bondi altercation

November 17, 2023 by J-Wire News Service
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A 19-yr-old Jewish man has been charged following an altercation in Bondi with four teenagers.

Photo: Courtesy Australian Jewish Association 

The incident follows a convoy of four cars driving through Bondi with passengers flying Palestinian flags from the window.

NSW Police reported that on Wednesday evening, “a silver Toyota Corolla hatchback was travelling on O’Brien Street at North Bondi, when it passed a white Mercedes sedan travelling in the opposite direction towards Old South Head Road.

Police have been told the hatchback conducted a U-Turn and continued onto Old South Head Road, before both vehicles came to a stop and the drivers were involved in a verbal argument.

The driver’s side mirror of the hatchback was smashed by a rock, before the vehicle drove away and attended a nearby service station, with the sedan arriving a short time later.

The driver of the hatchback – a 19-year-old man – and the occupants of the sedan – four teenage boys all aged 17 – proceeded to exit their vehicles before a further verbal altercation broke out.

Police patrolling the area arrived a short time later and separated the groups.

No one was injured in the incident.

Following inquiries, a 19-year-old man was arrested at a home in Bondi about 12pm today (Thursday 16 November 2023) and taken to Bondi Police Station.

He was charged with affray and use offensive implement with intent to commit indictable offence.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Waverley Local Court on Tuesday 12 December 2023.

The four teens will be dealt with in accordance with the Young Offenders Act.”



According to a post shared by the Australian Jewish Association (AJA) on the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter), the altercation allegedly began over the presence of a Palestinian flag on a car.

The AJA claimed that the four individuals engaged in an “altercation” with a young Jewish man at the petrol station, allegedly resulting in the smashing of the car window.

As per their account on social media, “All four of them got out of the car and attempted to fight him. They threatened to ‘shank’ him. At this point, police arrived.”

In talkback radio, 2GB reported police confiscated a hockey stick and a tool during the incident.


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