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A new anti-Semitic attack in Paris.

A sixty-year-old, leaving a synagogue, was beaten and insulted as a “dirty Jew”.

The perpetrator of the attack is still being sought, the victim was transported to hospital by firefighters.

The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, denounces an “unspeakable act”. 

A sixty-year-old leaving a synagogue in Paris on Friday was beaten and insulted as a "dirty Jew", we learned on Saturday from police sources, with Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin denouncing a "new anti-Semitic attack" and a " unspeakable act."

The perpetrator punched and kicked the victim several times.

“According to the first elements, a new anti-Semitic attack took place in Paris last night,” wrote Gérald Darmanin on X.

“Everything is being done to find the author of this unspeakable act,” he added.

The attack took place on Friday at 5:30 p.m. on rue des Orteaux, in the 20th arrondissement, police sources told AFP.

The man “wearing a yarmulke” was leaving the synagogue and was attacked by a man who “fleed on foot,” these sources said.

The author “insulted the victim as a ‘dirty Jew’ while punching and kicking him several times,” detailed one of them.

Firefighters transported the victim to hospital, the source added.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin asked prefects on Friday to strengthen protection measures for the Jewish community, particularly around schools and places of worship, after the events of recent days in Gaza, according to a note consulted by AFP SATURDAY.


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