Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Boy,13, Attacked in Paris on Way to Synagogue; Called "Dirty Jew," Slammed His Head on Pole

A 13-year-old Jewish boy in Paris was attacked while walking to a synagogue and called a "dirty Jew," the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) website reports today (March 8, 2016).

Three youths described as "of African origin" attacked the kippah-wearing teen in the city's 12th district last Saturday afternoon, the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA) said in a report.

The assailants called the boy a "dirty Jew" and punched him. The teen also reported that one of the attackers took off his kippah while a second grabbed him by the hair and slammed his head against a pole.

The attackers fled when other people appeared on the street, according to BNVCA. The boy made it to the synagogue and later reported the attack to police. BNVCA called on police to "make every effort to identify and question" the attackers.

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