British news network BBC reported on Wednesday that the neighborhood watch known as the Shomrim, which is working for the Jewish community in London in order to combat anti-Semitism, noticed the traffic sign near a synagogue in Stamford Hill neighborhood, and reported the incident to the police. The sign may have been placed during the Purim celebrations.
Shadow Home Secretary and MP for Hackney North Diane Abbott described it as "disgusting" and "unacceptable" in a tweet.
More than 20,000 Orthodox Jews live in Stamford Hill. Barry Bard, one of the neighborhood watch "guards," told the Evening Standard that "The sign has caused a lot of concern amongst local Jewish residents, especially as it is in such close proximity to a synagogue.”
The Community Security Trust charity organization, which documents anti-Semitic incidents and provides security to the Jewish community in Britain, published a report last month, according to which there was a record number of anti-Semitic incidents in 2016 across Britain.