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May 29, 2015 / 11 Sivan, 5775
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“Hitler Didn’t Finish the Job” – Jewish Mother Assaulted in France

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Published in European Jewish Press

PARIS (EJP)— The National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA), a watchdog monitoring anti-Semitic incidents in France, has condemned a violent anti-Semitic assault against a Jewish woman last Wednesday in Sarcelles, a Paris suburb.

The incident occurred around 6 pm when the Jewish woman and her child were sitting on a bench next to the children of three young women of African origin who were playing with a ball.

The ball then struck the Jewish boy’s head.

The Jewish woman identified only by the initials L.D reminded the children that ball games are not allowed on the site as the signage indicated.

A fight then broke out between the mother and the three young women who violently assaulted her and shouted “Hitler did not finish his work” and “you’re a dirty race”, the watchdog group said.

The victim filed a complaint with local police shortly after the assault.

Because the attack was so violent, it was recommended that the woman take a 15-day furlough from work to recuperate, said the BNVCA.

Sarcelles has a large Jewish community. Last summer, violent attacks against local synagogues and Jewish-owned businesses took place in the midst of Israel’s operation against Hamas in Gaza.

“We demand that the police investigation clarifies the facts and that the justice punishes severely any anti-Semitic violence,” said the BNCA who decided to support the victim and and file a complaint. The BNVCA noted that more and more often a banal incident degenerates into an anti-Semitic attack. “Anti-Jewish speech as anti-Jewish acts have been liberated in particular among citizens belonging to communities who suffered from racism or discrimination,” said the BNCVA, urging the authorities to make a distinction between anti-Semitism and racism.

BDS-Linked Mob of 40 Hoodlums Attack 2 Jews in Paris

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Two young Jews were assaulted Friday afternoon on the street in Paris by a mob of about 40 people, an organization monitoring anti-Semitism in France reported.

The attack against the two young men, aged around 21, occurred on Boulevard Voltaire. The two young men were slightly injured, said the National Bureau of Vigilance against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA).

Police have launched an investigation into the incident and warned local Jewish businesses owners to be extra vigilant.

Sammy Ghozlan, president of BNVCA, denounced the attack against the two young men who were recognized as belonging to the Jewish community.

The BNVCA alerted police, who immediately sent forces to prevent an escalation of violence.

The gang of attackers was associated with anti-Israel groups Gaza Firm and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).

Witnesses on the scene said members of the Jewish community volunteered to watch over the many local Jewish businesses on Boulevard Voltaire.

In 2006, 23-year-old Ilan Halimi was kidnapped from a cell phone store on the same Boulevard Voltaire, tortured and ultimately killed by a gang.

Friday’s attack marks the latest in a growing anti-Semitic trend in France and Europe as a whole. Last January, an Islamist terrorist took hostages in a kosher supermarket in Paris and killed four Jews. 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.

This article was written by the European Jewish Press.

HyperCacher Reopens [video]

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

The Paris HyperCacher kosher supermarket where Yoav Hattab, the son of the Chief Rabbi of Tunis, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen and Francois-Michel Saada were murdered by Islamic terrorist Amedy Coulibaly on January 9, 2014 reopened today for the first time since the attack.

The store which was completely renovated, reopened with new staff.

France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was present for the reopening.

Unidentified Drones Fly Over Paris Landmarks, US Embassy

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Five unidentified drones were spotted overnight Tuesday flying over flying over various iconic sites in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower – and the U.S. Embassy. It is not clear who sent the drones, nor do authorities know where they went after collecting data.

Officials are “taking this very seriously,” according to news media but because “it’s so easy to buy these drones nowadays” pundits added there was little more to be done.

French police, however, expressed concern about flights over sensitive locations, saying these were not the first.

The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were spotted between midnight Monday and 6 am Tuesday morning. Last month similar flights were seen over Elysee Palace, the home of French President Francois Hollande. In October 2014, drones flew over a number of nuclear plants in France as well.

Security personnel in France were unable to determine the source of any of the drones Monday night, nor could they track down the operators.

French Soldiers Protecting Jewish Sites Receive Death Threats

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

French military personnel guarding Jewish sites in Paris are learning first-hand what anti-Semitism feels like.

The soldiers guarding a Jewish school in a suburb of the French capital have received death threats at least twice in the past two weeks.

In the first incident, a man drove in a car past the soldiers as they stood outside a school in Montreuil, shouting, “What does a Kalashnikov bullet in the head do? Does it bleed?”

A police source quoted by Le Figaro said the man also praised the recent terror attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cacher kosher grocery before escaping the scene.

The car drove away, but was later tracked down by police and the driver, approximately age 27, was arrested and detained overnight but was released the next morning.

The previous Saturday night, a similar incident occurred in the suburb of Le Raincy, according to the France Soir daily. Two soldiers standing guard outside another Jewish school were also threatened by a man pretending to hold a gun, who then fled the scene.

At present some 10,000 French military personnel are deployed around the Paris region following a wave of terror attacks on Jan. 7, 8 and 9 that were aimed at Jewish and non-Jewish French citizens alike.

13 Year Old Boy Attacked in Paris Suburb

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

A 13 year old boy was maced in a northeastern suburb of Paris last week, according to a report published online by the National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA).

The incident occurred Tuesday evening (Jan. 20) in Le Pre-Saint-Gervais.

The boy was surrounded by a group of three young thugs who appeared to be of North African descent, according to an eyewitness report.

The boy was visibly Jewish, making him an easy mark because he wore a kipah and tzitzit, an eyewitness testified.

One of the attackers sprayed the boy in the eyes with mace or pepper spray, temporarily blinding him. Then the perpetrator fled with two cohorts.

The victim was rushed to a nearby clinic, suffering intense pain for about 30 minutes after the attack. He received medical care at the clinic for the injury.

 

France Forces City to Allow Burial of Charles Hebdo Terrorist

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

French officials overrode objections of local officials who were forced to allow a secret burial Friday night for one of the radical Islamic terrorists who murdered a dozen people at the Charles Hebdo magazine offices two weeks ago.

The mayor of the city of Reims, Arnaud Robinet, said last week he would “categorically refuse” to allow the family of Said Kouachi to bury their terrorist son in the city where he lived before police killed him and his brother.

“I don’t want a grave that serves to attract fanatics. I don’t want a place that promotes hate,” he a French radio station on Thursday.

City officials backed down in the face of orders from the national government. “Given the risk of disturbance of the peace and in order to quickly turn the page of this tragic episode, it was decided to do the burial quickly,” the city said.

The terrorist’s wife did not attend the burial because she did not want to be followed by journalists.

Two other terrorists killed by police in a gunfight following the Islamic terror spree in Paris have not yet been buried. Kouachi’s brother Cherif will be buried in his native Gennevilliers, outside Paris in an anonymous grave. City officials said they will “avoid all risk of disturbance to the peace and to preserve the town’s tranquility.”

It is not yet known what will be done with the body of Amedy Coulibaly, who killed five people, including four hostages, at a kosher market in Paris.

France still is reeling from the terror spree, trying to maintain a posture that will not offend Muslims or label all of them as radical Islamists.

A  Paris administrative court ruled that Paris police were in their rights to ban an “Islamists out of France” rally planned for Sunday.

One of the organizers, “Secular Riposte,” announced it will hold a press conference instead of a rally, but Resistance Republicaine, a co-sponsor of the banned demonstration, said it will hold anti-Islamist rallies in southern France.

Jews in France and Belgium have been thrown back 70 years to the Nazi era. French Jews prayed in a private home Friday night because they could not be guaranteed safety to worship in a synagogue.

Police in Belgium were deployed in areas that could be targeted by terrorists, especially the Jewish quarter in Antwerp.

Approximately 150 paratroopers guarded synagogues and the Jewish Museum in Brussels after Jewish schools closed their doors Friday because of warnings of possible attacks.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/france-forces-city-to-allow-burial-of-charles-hebdo-terrorist/2015/01/18/

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