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Paris: Harrowing Footage of Victim of Brutal Anti-Semitic Attack

Jewish teacher savagely beaten by Arab thugs who scrawled swastika on his chest speaks out following ordeal.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 3/27/2014, 4:34 PM

Harrowing footage of the victim of a brutal anti-Semitic attack in Paris has emerged, posted in the moments immediately following the brutal assault in which a group of Arab men beat him up and drew a swastika on his chest.

The attackers shouted "death to the Jews" and "filthy Jew" during the assault, breaking the Jewish victim's nose and leaving him with severe bruising.

Clearly distressed and shaken, the victim, a teacher identified only as K. Richard described the details of the attack, and opens his shirt to reveal the crudely-drawn swastika.

At one point he nearly breaks down, clearly traumatized by the unprovoked violent assault.

Anti-Semitism in France has hit headlines in recent years and has seen a marked increase, with the majority of attacks being blamed on extremists from the country's sizable Muslim community.

Earlier this year, thousands of supporters of anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonnechanted hate slogans including "Jews out of France!" in a rally in central Paris.

The attack took place just three days after the second anniversary of the Toulouse Massacre at the Otzar Hatorah Jewish school. A rabbi and three young children - including an eight-year-old girl executed at point-blank range - were murdered by Muslim extremist Muhammed Merah in an anti-Semitic rampage which sent shock waves throughout France's 600,000-strong Jewish community.