A Jewish woman was attacked in a predominately Jewish suburb of Paris known as Sarcelles, located to the north of the city. The woman, in her 20’s, told police that she was physically assaulted and robbed by two black teenagers on Monday, cursing her and shouting statements at her that were anti-Semitic.
According to the woman’s report, the two assailants stole her cellphone out of her hands, hit her in the face and screamed at her “are you afraid, you Jewess!”
The woman was rescued when a passerby intervened in the attack and she was able to flee and return home with a broken nose and a bloody face.
“I was on my way home from work when they attacked me,” she said.
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Jewish community organizations asked the police to make a swift investigation and find the attackers. “The World Jewish Congress stands with our community in France in deploring this vicious act of hatred against an innocent woman, whose only crime was being Jewish,” said WJC CEO and Vice President Robert Singer.
According to a report put out by the JTA, France has seen an increase of 69 percent in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the first 10 months of 2018 over the corresponding period last year.
In recent months, France has seen several cases of extreme violence against Jewish victims (see below) whose attackers singled them out for robbery, assault and murder because they were Jewish.
The following are just some of the recent hate crimes in France covered on YWN:
HATE: Anti-Zionist Graffiti Found on Shul in France
HORROR: Holocaust Survivor’s Body Found Burnt, Stabbed In Paris Apartment; Muslim Neighbor In Custody
HATE CONTINUES: Anti-Semitic Graffiti At Paris University
HATE: Paris Youth Attacked By Group On His Way To Megillah Reading
HATE: French President Denounces ‘Heinous’ Attack Against Yarmulka-Wearing Child In Paris
VIDEO: ‘There Will Soon Be No Jews In France’ As Anti-Semitism Escalates
Suspected Arson In Kosher Shops Near Paris On Anniversary Of Hyper Cacher Terror Attack
French Muslim Leaders Denounce Anti-Semitism, Reject Suggestion Quran Is To Blame for Terror
France: Jewish Family Beaten, Tied Up & Robbed In Anti-Semitic Attack
TERROR IN FRANCE: 3 Killed, 16 Injured After ISIS Terrorist Takes Hostages At Supermarket
ISIS TERROR IN PARIS: ‘Allahu Akbar’ Shouting Terrorist Stabs 5, Killing 1
Woman Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Attacks 2 With Box Cutter At Supermarket In France
“It is inconceivable that the Jewish community in France, or elsewhere, should have to brace themselves each day against potential threats, or have to live in fear or trepidation simply because of their identity,” said WJC CEO Singer. “The European Union’s recent survey, finding that 40 percent of European Jews are worried about being physically attacked, should serve as a serious impetus to authorities across the continent to follow through with their declaration to upgrade the security of Jewish community and ensure their safety and well-being.”
“The WJC will continue to fight against all manifestations of antisemitism across the globe, and we offer our full support to our communities in these concerning and uncertain times,” Singer said.
(Nat Golden – YWN)