Friday, March 13, 2015

Two Jewish Teens Beaten in Southern France; Beaten, Robbed Leaving Marseille Synagogue

Two Jewish teens in southern France were robbed and beaten after leaving their Marseille synagogue, the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) website reports today (March 13, 2015).

The teens were attacked on March 10 by two assailants who they described as youth "of African origin," according to the National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA.

According to the victims, the assailants said, "Dirty Jews, we will exterminate all of you," before they were robbed and beaten. The Jewish teens required medical attention.

"Jewish citizens have become increasingly vulnerable targets," the BNVCA said in a statement. "This gives rise to insecurity, despite the significant steps taken by the government to try to protect its Jewish citizens, and their places of worship."

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