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Anti-Semitic inscriptions at shops in Paris: Minister voices indignation

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PARIS —French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb voiced his “deep indignation” after the discovery on Wednesday of  anti-Semitic inscriptions on the front of two shops in Creteil, a suburb south-east of Paris, and on the door of a building in the 14th district of Paris where Jews are living.

Five swastikas were painted with red paint on the shuttered blinds of the Promo Stock and the local branch of the Hyper Casher kosher supermarket chain store in Creteil and on the door of the building.

“Gerard Collomb strongly condemns these acts and wishes to address his support to the residents targeted by this attack as well as the Jewish community in France,” said a statement from the Interior Ministry.

“He wants everything to be done to identify the authors,” it said.

In January 2015, an Islamist terrorist killed four Jews at Hyper Cacher in the Porte de Vincennes branch in Paris.

According to the National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNCVA),  those anti-Semitic graffiti are linked to the upcoming commemoration of the anti-Jewish attack at the Hyper Casher three years ago.

CRIF, the umbrella representative group of French Jewish institutions, has called for a rally next Tuesday to honor the memory of the four people killed.

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