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Four synagogues were vandalized in two London neighborhoods.

Dozens of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slogans were spray-painted Wednesday night on shops, pavements and walls outside the synagogues.

Residents of the Stamford Hill and Clapton Common neighborhoods were “shocked” Thursday to see some 40 slogans such as “Jihad to Israel” and “Jihad to Tel-Aviv,” according to media reports.

A spokesperson for the Community Security Trust, which provides for the safety of British Jewry, said the community already was on high alert after receiving threats from supporters of the al-Qaida terrorist group.

Police said investigators were looking into footage from surveillance cameras and that forensic teams had recovered a canister of spray paint.

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