The wave of anti-Semitic violence continues to rock French Jewry, as a gang of 20 attackers on Monday reportedly assaulted visibly Jewish students wearing yarmulkes at a local library in the capital city of Paris.
INN (h/t Susan K) The assailants, described by reports as being of North African descent and therefore likely Muslim immigrants, approached the Jewish students from two directions in the library, pouncing on them and beating them until they were bloody. The Jewish students ran from the scene, and in the process two students were stabbed, leaving them with light wounds.
Security personnel at the library got involved and called up the police, who were able to arrest several of the attackers and bring them in for investigation.
The attack comes after a rally in Paris supporting the three Israel teens who were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists two weeks ago came under attack last Thursday. The anti-Semitic attackers hurled flares at the rally, scattering the participants; several of the attackers were arrested.
The recent attacks are just the latest in a long string of escalating anti-Semitic violence. Two Saturdays ago, attackers reportedly approached a Paris synagogue in the city’s 20th District armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun.