A 28-year-old French Jewish man, identified as A. Levy, was strangled and beaten, sustaining several injuries on a Paris metro train Sunday. His attackers shouted the Arab word for “Jews” before attacking him and said: “Jew, we’re going to lay into you, you have no country.”
JTA That phrase is eerily similar to the refrain chanted by a neo-Nazi click of anti-government protestors in Paris in January: “Jew, France is not yours,” which and suggests an attempt to dissociate the country’s Jews from their French nationality.
Two of the attackers held down the 28-year-old victim, who was identified only as A. Levy, while a third strangled him and beat his face, BNVCA said on its website. They stopped assaulting Levy after one of the passengers said loudly that the police were coming, according to BNVCA.
The suspected attackers got off the Metro at the Chatelet-les Halles station in the heart of the French capital. Levy stayed on the train and filed a police complaint for aggravated assault at Gare de Lyon