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May 17, 2015 4:29 pm

Paris: In Latest Violent Antisemitic Attack Two Assailants Pin Down Victim While Another Beats Him

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A Jewish youth was violently attacked in Paris on Friday afternoon just days following a similar attack on a Jewish woman and two weeks after 40 men assaulted two Jewish youths in the city, the French-Jewish JSS News reported.

The incident took place at 6 p.m. on Paris’ Rue Manin in the 19th Arrondissement near the Buttes Chaumont park.

The victim, a 16-year-old wearing a yarmulke who was heading home for Shabbat, was approached by three men described as “North African” who robbed and assaulted him, stole his shoes, and smashed his cellphone on the ground. The attackers were aged between 17 and 20 years old, according to the report.

The group then began to beat him. Two of the assailants held the victim  back while a third repeatedly struck him in the body and head. One of the young man’s eyes was severely injured.

According to a witness who spoke to police, during the attack another individual who was passing by, described as “Maghrebi,” approached the group, but instead of assisting the victim, he encouraged the attackers to “break” the Jewish teen.

The assailants finally fled when a nearby girl called the authorities. A report was filed with the police when they arrived on the scene.

Local antisemitism watchdog Bureau National de Vigilance Contre l’Antisemitisme (BNVCA) pledged to assist the victim and his family and asked the police to take all steps to identify and detain the attackers.

The Buttes Chaumont district is home to many Jewish families, according to JSS News, and several Jewish businesses have been targeted there in recent months. The perpetrators have not been found.

The attack marks the latest in a growing antisemitic trend in France, and Europe as a whole. Earlier this year, an Islamist gunman seized a Kosher supermarket in Paris and killed four Jewish hostages. Just a few weeks later, a security guard was killed in Copenhagen when a lone gunman opened fire in front of the city’s Great Synagogue.

In 2006, a French Jew was kidnapped from his cell phone store on the City’s Boulevard Voltaire. He was tortured and ultimately killed.

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  • Sum Dum Goy

    Just think what it would be like if Jews and Arabs were killing each other in the middle east instead of in your countries. If the Vatican had not betrayed you that’s what it would be like. There is a reason the Jews were repeatedly kicked out of Europe and there is a reason to keep Arab animals away from children. People are stupid and they better get on that.

  • B’SD
    The Jewish Defense Organization has chapter in France that trains Jewish youth in kick boxing and gun training and patrols synagogues and Jewish areas .Go to JDO website for more info.Gun class is legal and free

  • Dani

    This growing antisemitism is necessarily connected to France´s public policy towards Israel; siding with the Palestinian cause at the United Nations Security Council. France is demonstrating day after day that they cannot longer be considered a friend for the Jews.

    • michelle kahn

      It’s pathetic – however – French Jews should leave. The country will fall apart without the Jewish people there….. too many Muslims. Too many “no go” areas. Too many opportunities to hurt Jewish people.

  • robert davis

    It is about time Paris Jews set up squads to punish those arabs and while they are at it take on french government institutions who keep spreading political antisemitism against Israel such as medias, quai d’orsay and even elysée palace. This is the only way to FORCE the french government stop its antisemitism which it will never do unless it pays a high price for it.

  • noellsq

    Please note that the animals are immigrants,these cowards will soon be doing this to Christians not only Jews.

  • Henryk Zaleski

    The are no words to describe the horror and sorrow I feel in my heart for the poor boy and a woman who were beaten because they were Jewish. This is abhorrent and MUST be stopped. Where are these moderate Muslims we hear about? Are they all blind and deaf?? Every time they are silent they become the same terrorists who perpetrate these awful crimes. So you moderate Muslim step up to the plate and stop this before the victims respond with vengeance and then who will you blame, the victim?

  • Simone Miller

    Courageous people the muslims. Disgusting.

  • zorka

    cowards,one on 1 no longer exists, may they get theirs, karma, and then some…

    and to those evil hateful snakes!!!

  • the overwhelming cowardice of these attackers are disgusting. I notice these beatings are never one to one it takes three to fourty people to attack on lonely Jew and take him down? or three men to beat up a woman.
    what type of animals are these, they certainly aren’t gentlemen….
    it sickens me it just sickens me…. maybe bibi Netanyahu wasn’t wrong especially about the French jews. the Jews in Europe are in trouble hopefully this time they will head the warnings and get the hell out before ,once more, it will be to late.
    God willing this will not happen, but that nasty wind is starting to blow harder and harder.

    shalom my friends may God be with you all there in Europe and quite frankly with us all here on our sphere of earth. God loves his people I try to hold on to this truth

  • Alain

    a Can JSS News be trusted? NThey once claimed that Bashar al-Assad had been killed, and are known for their articles attacking several Jewish personalities in France.

    JSS News is not really a media, it’s the blog of one Jonathan Simon Sellem.

    Could I suggest Algemeiner get information from a more trusted, real media source such as i24, the Jaffa-based French-Israeli TV? They have a team of professional, skilled journalists.

  • The Watchman

    Meanwhile. NOT A WORD about this in the UK media, not a squeak. Best to keep schtum, mustn’t be “Islamophobic”, eh? Anything from our ” deputies” or leftist Jewish “intelligentsia”….. Errrrr, nothing. They’re to busy supporting the odious likes of Yachad.

  • Lauren Goldman

    The only cure for terrorists (which is what these untermenschen are) is the death penalty. Alternatively, deport them and their immediate families. Perhaps street patrols of very large Jews with the will to act may improve the situation.

  • Thank you, G-d, for the girl. Girl, if mentioning your name will get you into trouble, just know that very, very far away a mother is cheering you!!!!

  • Quote:
    Do you wonder why they don’t have mass shootings in Israel?

    “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”

    George Washington.

    • lawgirl

      hi jim,
      i just got back from israel. everyone is not carrying. it’s extremely difficult to get a gun permit there. BUT, you are right in a way because every IDF member if visibly carrying even when they are home on leave. This floods the streets with gun carrying soldiers and has had a tremendous impact on cutting down on the kinds of acts we read about here. Apparently just the visibility of soldiers with rifles is a deterrent to thugs. It’s a good thing!

  • Jews have to choose : be victims for a so-called “Sanctification of the Name” or wear guns and respond and put a Limit to “unbelehrbar gefährliche Trotteln” uneducable dangerous idiots.
    Good-willing and Peaceful Reasonable attitudes have shown their results during 20th century ! Didn’t they?…But I read here that a crazy fool Jew in Montana (too many movies..?) shot a bartender because of serving him non kosher tomato juice!!! Well, Jews should also keep an eye on their fellow brethren whose religious faith comes too near to Musilims’ folies….

  • Marcia Peters

    This is horrific. Is the French government doing anything, or are the muslims now in charge? I heard them talk about protecting Jews, but I’m not seeing anything.

    I pray that this young man does not lose his sight and that he has a full recovery.


  • Harold Hammer

    Here again this is what happens when the Islamic savages are allowed in the western world .Wake up people deport all of these morons call me racists I dont care send these bastards back to have sex with their camel girl friends.

  • Jack HOLAN

    Since the Police cannot be everywhere and can only make an arrest after a crime is committed. It’s time for French Jews to organize train and patrol to add a safety net for French Jews. Nothing is 100% but it certainly should help

  • ms Bo Salsberg

    When will the madness stop. We are not safe anywhere.


    I find it abhorrent that the beautiful city of Paris has become a stage for increasing cowardly attacks on Jewish Parisians. Shame on all the French to allow this. Yes, I do collectively blame you all. It is your country,your city. You need to stamp this out assertively if not viciously.

  • Isaac Brajtman

    Its sad that it should come to this,but every Jew should have on them a panic alarm which contacts police and makes a loud siren noise. Also always never walk the streets on their own

  • I dislike all those criminals.

  • I’m sending vib’s to neutralize and pulverize all those violent as’s.

  • art

    I guess Obama/Kerry were right when they threatened oops I mean predicted that if Israel did not accept Obama/Kerrys’ version of the Saudi plan and surrender to abbas/plo/hamas/fatah/islamic jihad anti semitism would sweep across the world.

  • Dov

    In all the crimes mentioned, not one of the perpetrators were ever found? If the police can’t find them, this means that the police are in with this and if that’s what is happening, either the Jews should organize and not only protect but also beat up so that they know its a two way street and all others should flee. The President of France said that France is not France without the Jews, Lets close down France.

  • Mireille Mechoullam

    So sad. Jews of Europe should leave while they can. It will be worse if the authorities don’t step down and put an end to this savagery.

  • All happening in Vichy France. The French people collaborated in the murder of 73,000 French Jews just a few years ago.
    You reap what you sow. Antisemitism is foundational to the French character. Dreyfus, Vichy, today. No difference!