Three Jewish youths wearing yarmulkes, ages 18-20, were targeted in Villeurbanne France in an anti-Semitic attack. According to local police, a gang of ten attacked the youths with hammers and pipes on shabbos afternoon in the areas of the Beis Menachem School.
The victims required medical attention for their injuries, some admitted for a short period, all of the victims listed in light condition Baruch Hashem.
French officials decried the attack. A special task force has been established to find those responsible. According to the reports filed by the victims, their attackers appeared “North African”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)