Anti-Semitic arson suspected in France synagogue attack
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Anti-Semitic arson suspected in France synagogue attack

Police investigating after blaze is set and swastikas are drawn on wall near Paris

Illustrative photo of anti-Semitic graffiti in Europe (CC BY-SA Beny Shlevich/Flickr)
Illustrative photo of anti-Semitic graffiti in Europe (CC BY-SA Beny Shlevich/Flickr)

Unidentified individuals started a fire inside a synagogue near Paris and drew a swastika on its wall.

The fire was started at the synagogue of the suburb of Garges on January 1, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance against anti-Semitism, or BNVCA.

Police were looking into the case, the report said.

Last month, a young Jewish man was attacked by several assailants at a public park in Garges while he was walking his dog.

During the December 16 attack, one of the man’s three assailants said they would kill him like Ilan Halimi was killed after being beaten.

Halimi, a 26-year-old phone salesman from the Paris area, was abducted and tortured to death for over three weeks by a gang of criminals who targeted him because he was Jewish.

Police arrested one of the suspected assailants in the December 16 assault, Le Parisien reported.

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