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Abdullah Al-Taay, a man accused of intimidating four teenagers over an Israeli flag, has been banned from visiting areas where Jews congregate as he faces charges over the incident. Abdullah Al-Taay was granted bail at Sydney’s Downing Center Local Court on Thursday, a day after being arrested. The 23-year-old faces four charges of stalking or intimidating teenagers with intent to cause fear of harm over the incident in the eastern suburb of Bellevue Hill on Monday. He is accused of verbally threatening the teenagers over an Israeli flag they were about to place over his car. On Thursday, prosecutors said there were concerns that Al-Taay could pose a risk to the community, given that the allegations involved threats to young people and that he had previously been convicted of assault. However, bail conditions proposed and agreed by the 23-year-old’s lawyer, Elie Srour, mitigated those risks, the court heard.
Abdullah Al-Taay is 23 years old.
Al-Taay watched the hearing via video link from Amber Laurel prison in western Sydney. Magistrate Julie Huber granted him bail and ordered him to reside at an address in Glen Alpine, remain under a nighttime curfew and refrain from attending any protests or demonstrations. He will also be banned from several eastern Sydney suburbs that are home to large Jewish communities, unless he is there for work. Al-Taay left the prison on Thursday afternoon, hiding his face with a green sweater given to him by another person who was released after seeing the media cameras outside. The matter will return to court on October 27 when a guilty plea will be entered. A controversial pro-Palestine demonstration was held at the Sydney Opera House on Monday night when the iconic venue was illuminated in the colors of the Israeli flag. More protests are planned in Sydney and other major cities on Sunday, while the Jewish community has held vigils in response to events in Israel. More than 1,200 Israelis have been killed in Hamas attacks, while more than 1,000 Palestinians are believed to have been killed in retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza.