Jewish child and a 20-year-old man attacked in FranceBy Mason White 1:56 PM February 8, 2013
|Or HaTorah school in Toulouse France|
By: Shifra Unger
The attacks against Jews on the European continent continues with two new victims of anti-Semitic attacks this week alone in France, according to police reports in France.
Two young Jews were attacked in France this week, one in Marseille and another at the same school of Toulouse, where a gunman killed a Jewish rabbi and three children in March 2012.
On Monday, a young man with a Star of David pendant was assaulted outside the main railway station of Marseille Gare Saint-Charles, by a group of men who approached him on a motorcycle, shouted anti-Semitic slurs against him, beat him, stole his MP3 player and 100 euros, pulled the medallion from his neck and fled the scene. Police have made no arrests in that case.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday at the school entrance of Or Torah in Toulouse, which was renamed from Otzar Hatorah after the shooting last year, a student who was leaving school wearing a yarmulke was approached by a woman brandishing a knife.
School guards immediately arrested the woman and she was subsequently sent to a psychiatric detention center. She did not reveal the reason for trying to attack the student.
Since the attack in March against the school in Toulouse, anti-Semitic incidents in France have increased by 45 percent, reported SPCJ, the security service of the French Jewish community. Eugene Caselli, president of the Urban Community of Marseille Provence Métropole, expressed deep indignation and outrage at this act of racist and unacceptable violence.”