For several years now, the number of French Jews has been shrinking. Increased violence against them has led to many leaving and moving to Israel. And it doesn’t look as though things are set to improve.
Two violent attacks have taken place in as many days, in fact. On Sunday night, an elderly Jewish man outside a French Synagogue was set upon by three younger men – they sprayed him with tear gas.
And according to the Sunday Telegraph in London, anti semitic slogans were daubed on a nearby wall by the three men.
The attackers, still at-large, launched the attack as the man, described as being in his 80s, was waiting outside to attend daily prayer services. The attack happened in Nimes, in southern France.
And on Friday night, assailants brutally attacked a 42-year-old man in Strasbourg, hitting him across the back of the head with a metal rod and stabbing him in the chest. Authorities later charged a 38-yer-old man for attempted murder.
As many of you will recall, it was a mere three years ago that a French Muslim gang tortured and killed Ilan Halimi, a young French Jew, in a Paris suburb.
Looks like the writing is on the wall – literally in the case of the first attack outside the Synagogue.
sources: Sunday Telegraph
& Israel National News