Two young boys wearing Yarmulkas were attacked last night in a Paris suburb, the EJP reports.
Police have reportedly detained five youths aged between 16 and 21 after the aggression which took place in Vitry-sur-seine, southeast of Paris.
After they came in defense of their two nephews hunted down by a band of 10 youths, a 40-year-old man and his 18-year-old son were severely beaten. According to CRIF, the umbrella representative body of Jewish organizations in France, the aggressors have shouted anti-Semitic insults.
“When police arrived on the spot, the aggressors threatened the two teenagers and shouted anti-Semitic slogans,” CRIF said.
The Jewish body said it was clear that the incident “had nothing to do with conflict between rival bands.”
The two wounded persons, who suffered severe bruises and an open eyebrow arch, were brought to hospital but were able to return home the same night.
According to a police official, there is a “strong suspicion” that the attack was anti-Semitic motivated.
The National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, which monitors anti-Semitic incidents in France, hailed the efficiency of police and asked that the investigation reveals the aggressors’ motivation and the reality of the anti-Semitic nature of the incident.