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French prime minister condemns synagogue attacks

AFP reports that two synagogues in Paris were attacked Sunday night, with six arrests made.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls condemns the attempted synagogue stormings “in the strongest possible terms”.

“Such acts targeting places of worship are unacceptable,” he says in a statement.

A protester wearing a kaffiyeh and wrapped in a Palestinian flag raises his fist on July 13, 2014 in Paris, during a demonstration against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip. (photo credit: AFP/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD)
A protester wearing a kaffiyeh and wrapped in a Palestinian flag raises his fist on July 13, 2014 in Paris, during a demonstration against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip. (photo credit: AFP/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD)

“I am profoundly shocked and revolted. This aggression towards the Jewish community has taken an absolutely unacceptable turn,” Joel Mergei, president of the Israelite Central Consistory of France, tells AFP.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo called for “calm in the face of tensions” in the Middle East.

— AFP

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