A bullet fired from an air gun last night crashed through a window of a Paris synagogue's office, the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) website reports today (December 23, 2014).
The rabbi and his assistant were in the David Ben Ichay Synagogue in Belleville, in the northeastern section of the French capital, when the bullet was fired shortly after 9 p.m.
French police are searching for two suspects who were outside the synagogue about 10 minutes before the attack. Several other attacks against Jews in France -- mostly by Muslims -- have occurred during the past few months, resulting in the current year being the most anti-Semitic France has experienced since World War II.
The Bureau for National Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism -- or BNVCA -- condemned what it called the "anti-Semitic assault on a place of worship in Paris." The watchdog group has made a public call for "everything to be done to identify and question the anti-Jewish criminals."