Assailant Stabs French Soldiers Guarding Jewish Community Center in Nice
A knife-wielding assailant attacked and wounded three French soldiers who were protecting a Jewish community center in the southern French city of Nice, the French-Jewish website JSSNews reported.
The soldiers were guarding a building in the city’s Massena square which houses the Jewish community center and a Jewish radio station.
Authorities managed to apprehend the assailant, Moussa Coulibaly, 30, but not before he slashed one soldier in the face, a second in the leg and the third on the chin.
The latest report comes in the wake of a series of increasingly serious attacks on French military personnel protecting Jewish schools and institutions.
Last Friday, three unknown assailants harassed two soldiers who were stationed outside the Nahalat Moshe Jewish school in Paris.
The trio, who reportedly pointed weapons at the guards, shouted antisemitic slogans and swore at them. Before fleeing, the three performed a “quenelle” gesture, an inverted Nazi salute popularized by the notorious antisemitic provocateur and comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala.