Police are investigating reports of antisemitic graffiti daubed in Hackney.
The phrase “Zionist police state” was daubed in two locations last weekend, including on a canal towpath and on a boat called ‘Shalom’.
“Police from the Central East Command are investigating an allegation of antisemitic graffiti at two locations in Hackney. The matter was reported to police on 9 May. No arrests, enquiries continue”, a statement read.
It was reported by journalist, Sophie Wilkinson, who noticed the vandalism on a map near the River Lea in Hackney.
She said: “Seeing ‘Zionist’ as a pejorative term truly upset me. As a Jew, I am under as much ‘state control’ as the next person, and to suggest Jews gain from this crisis is not only absurd but is part of seemingly never-ending racist conspiracy theories against us.”
She added, “that the Hebrew word for ‘peace’ has been interpreted as a threat to this vandal speaks volumes to their lazy presumptions about Jews and power.”