Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 - 13 of Tammuz, 5779

Again a Jewish woman attacked in Paris

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The World Jewish Congress (WJC) expressed horror at this agression and views this incident in Paris ”as part of a disturbing trend, not just in France but around the world.”

PARIS—A 79-year-old Jewish woman was assaulted Tuesday in front of a Jewish community center in the 11th district of Paris.

According to a statement from the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF), the victim was wounded in the head with a metal object as she exited the center.

The woman was taken to hospital with a serious injury to the skull. Her days are not in danger, however.

The suspect fled and remains at large.

The UEJF said it expects the ongoing investigation to determine the conditions of this aggression.

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) expressed horror at this agression and views this incident in Paris as part of a disturbing trend, not just in France but around the world. ‘’We wish the victim a speedy recovery and call on the French authorities to do all in their power to bring the perpetrator to justice,’’ the WJC said in a statement. .

The WJC is in contact with its French affiliate, the Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France (CRIF), which has strongly condemned this violent act of aggression and is monitoring the situation closely.

 

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