Fake bomb planted at home with Palestine flag

The bomb squad was forced to send an explosive removal robot to a Sydney home after suspicious item was left at a home where the Palestine flag was flying.

It comes as tensions persist over the Israel-Palestine conflict that has taken the lives of thousands of civilians since October 7.

Police were alerted to the “fake bomb” attached to the hood of a car parked outside a family’s Daphne Street home in Botany about 2pm on Friday.

They referred to it as a “suspicious item”.

Photographs posted to social media show the cubic device next to a handwritten note which reads: “ENOUGH! TAKE DOWN FLAG! ONE CHANCE!”

A jerry can with a small volume of fuel and rags stuffed inside, as well as bolts and a cigarette lighter were found near the car, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Rescue and Bomb Squad officers attended the scene and deemed the item safe.

Detectives established a crime scene and have commenced inquiries into the incident.

As the investigation continues, anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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