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June 10, 2014 3:03 pm

Paris Jews Sprayed With Tear Gas a Week After Axe Attack

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A Jewish bakery in the jewish quarter of Paris. Several French Jews were attacked with tear gas and an axe in the past week. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgTwo Jewish friends wearing yarmulkes were attacked in Sarcelles, a northern suburb of Paris, by three men seemingly of North African descent who sprayed the two friends with tear gas. The attack was captured on video surveillance revealed Monday.

The “anti-Semitic character of the attack has not been established,” said Sarcelles Mayor François Pupponi, The Jerusalem Post reported.

The attack comes a week after two Jewish teenagers reported being chased down the street by an axe-wielding assailant while they were on their way to the synagogue in Romainville, another Paris suburb, reported the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA).

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