France smashes neo-Nazi cell over plot to hit places of worship

France charges five members of neo-Nazi cell planning attacks on Jewish, Muslim, centers.

AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff ,

French police officer (stock)
French police officer (stock)

French police smashed a neo-Nazi cell accused of plotting attacks on Jewish or Muslim places of worship, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Five members of the group, who were "close in ideology to the neo-Nazi movement" were charged between September and May over the alleged plot, which was still "ill-defined," a source close to the investigation said.

A poll released in March showed that 90% of French Jewish students said they had experienced anti-Semitism on campus.

Though French President Emmanuel Macron has emphasized that the increased anti-Semitism is "unacceptable," French officials have been reluctant to take action..