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Anti-Defamation League 'disgusted' by anti-Semitic fliers found in Scottsdale neighborhood

Posted at 5:33 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 20:35:01-04

A shocking anti-Semitic flier circulating a Scottsdale neighborhood is being investigated by authorities, the Anti-Defamation League said.

The organization took to Twitter and said that they're "disgusted" by the fliers that emerged Wednesday morning in a Scottsdale neighborhood near Cactus and Scottsdale roads.

The flier depicts a person spray painting a swastika on a wall along with "...Hey Rabbi...Whatcha doin'?!"

It also states "Teen in Israel linked to bomb threats against Jewish community centers. Threats in Tucson may be connected," which is the headline of a Tucson Sentinel article written on March 23. 

It then adds the question, "Why do Jews feel the need to create fake anti-Semitism hoaxes? Find out here:"

The ADL has since posted a follow-up tweet praising the Scottsdale Police Department for investigating the fliers.

However, in a statement to KGUN9's sister station ABC15, a Scottsdale police spokesperson said the fliers pose no specific threat to the community.

"Though potentially disturbing to some residents, the content did not violate any criminal statutes," the police spokesperson said. "The investigation is ongoing that this time."

It's unknown who distributed the fliers found in the neighborhood and near the Scottsdale Jewish Community Center.

However, the offensive fliers come just days after Pinnacle High School in Phoenix was vandalized with racist phrases such as "white supremacy," "white power" and swastika symbols.

The graffiti was first discovered Saturday morning, and an ADL spokesperson called the incident deeply disturbing and "appalling."

So far no arrests have been made in connection to that incident either.