Police in Paris are on the lookout for three men who reportedly assaulted a Jewish teacher, cursing at him in Arabic, breaking his nose, and drawing a Swastika on his chest.
According to a report from the Bureau for National Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, “They pressed him to the wall and hit his face, around the eyes and on his chest.” The teacher was left with a broken nose and had to be treated in the hospital.
The report continues, noting that “One of the perpetrators opened the victim’s shirt and with a black marker drew a swastika on the man’s bare chest.”
The teacher described his attackers as being of “North African descent” and “in their twenties.” The men reportedly cornered him after he left a kosher restaurant near a train station.
The men reportedly yelled “death to the Jews” and referred to him as a “dirty jew.” They also yelled something in Arabic which he did not understand. After calling for help, a passerby approached the scene and the attackers fled.
There has reportedly been an influx of anti-semitic attacks in the area in recent weeks. Two weeks ago, an Israeli man was attacked by two men using a stun gun outside of a synagogue. According to news reports, “K. Sassoun, a 52-year-old Israeli, was identified as the victim of Monday night’s attack at a building next to a synagogue on Pavee Street in central Paris, according to the JSSnews.com news site. Sassoun was not seriously hurt but required medical treatment after being knocked down by the stun gun, which sends electric currents that usually incapacitate targets or render them unconscious for several minutes.”
Earlier this month, a 28-year-old Jewish man was attacked on the train by four Arab men. According to reports, “His attackers shouted the Arab word for “Jews” before attacking Levy, who is a religious Jew belonging to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, the report said. One of them also told him: “Jew, we are going to lay into you, you have no country,” according to the report.”