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  6/24/2014, Sivan 26, 5774

Anti-Semitic Assault and Stabbing in Paris Library


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 kippot (yarmulkes) at a local library in the capital city of Paris. 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.