Monday, January 11, 2016

France: Attacker tries to stab Jews in Marseille

Via Rotter:

An attacker tried to stab Jews next to a synagogue in the 9th arrondissement Marseille.  The neighborhood has many Jewish residents.

The assailant was fended off by the Jewish worshippers.  One Jew sustained minor injuries.

The assailant escaped but was caught.  

Police say the man is "mentally unbalanced".

JSS News has published photos of a machette attack against young Jews in Marseilles:

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Une victime légèrement blessée

In Marseilles, France, on Monday morning, a 15-year-old youth attacked a kippah-wearing man with a machete. B’chasdei Shamayim, he was only lightly wounded, according to police sources. The attack took place in the street and the youth, who was described as being ‘unbalanced,’ was arrested by the police.

The teenage terrorist struck the victim in front of the Town Hall of the Ninth Arrondissement (district) of Marseilles, in front of witnesses, and dropped his weapon at the scene, according to the source. The victim was lightly wounded in the back and the hand.

Having fled the scene, the suspect was arrested about ten minutes later by the anticrime brigade (BAC), a specialist police unit, to whom he made a number of incoherent statements. A source close to the case said, “The individual did not appear to be in full control of his faculties.” Nevertheless, the source added, “The incident will be taken extremely seriously by the investigators.”

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