The firebomb attack against a French kosher supermarket occurred just hours after a French weekly satirical publication printed a cartoon that is offensive to Islam.
According to an eyewitness report, at about noon on Wednesday, 3 Tishrei 5773, two anonymous men entered the supermarket and threw “an object” which is being described as a homemade grenade. They also threw a block at a display window, which led to injuries, apparently from glass shards.
The store is located close to a shul and it is in the center of the Marseilles Jewish community. Local officials, including the mayor, expressed outrage and condemned the attack, standing firmly alongside the local Jewish community.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)