French Jew Seriously Wounded in Shabbos Attack


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A member of France’s Jewish community was brutally attacked on Friday night, local media agencies report. The man, in his 40s, was attacked with metallic rods and stabbed, sustaining serious injuries. The attackers were taken into custody, with authorities indicating they are mentally ill.

According to an eyewitness report, the victim, who was wearing a yarmulke, was struck across the back of the head with an iron pipe while the second assailant stabbed him in the chest. 

MK (Kadima) Ze’ev Bielski turned to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, requesting that he turn to his French counterpart asking that his country take stern action, to do everything possible to prevent anti-Semitic attacks. The MK added that one cannot accept a situation in which French Jews are attacked just for being Jews and authorities must act to prevent this.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


  1. The most important fact of all was omitted in the reporting of this story: exactly where did the incident take place?

    Was it in Paris? Perhaps the event took place in Marseilles? Lyons, perhaps?

    Why were we not told?

  2. All those who do evil are mnentally ill as it says in Tanya, no one does any averia unless a Ruach Shtus, enters them.

    However, the French authorities said that to throw off any complaints about large numbers of violent antisemites in their country, so they do not have to do anything about it.

  3. According to Ha’aretz the attack too place in Strasbourg and that the attackers were wearing traditional North African garb.

    This was clearly and antisemitic attack, not just some random crime perpetrated by mental patients. The emphasis on the mental health of the attackers is an attempt by the French and European news media to downplay the antisemitic Muslim problem.