French Teen charged in Anti-Semitic knife attack

15-year-old ISIS supporter indicted for ‘attempted assassination linked to a terrorist organization, after attacking Jewish teacher.

Shoshana Miskin ,

Security outside Jewish school in Marseille (file)
Security outside Jewish school in Marseille (file)
Reuters

A French judge charged the machete-wielding teen that attacked a Jewish teacher with "attempted assassination linked to a terrorist organization" on Wednesday night.

The anti-terrorism section of the prosecutor's office in Paris announced the charges two days after the 15-year-old supporter of the Islamic State (ISIS) assaulted a Jewish teacher in Marseille.

The teenager, an ethnic Kurd from Turkey, told police he was ashamed he did not manage to kill his victim, 35-year-old Benjamin Amsellem.

Amsellem testified that he felt the Muslim attacker wanted to "decapitate" him.

The assault marks the third high-profile attack on Jews in France in recent months.



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