Among the tags, was the inscription ”Jewish thief.”
The city of Levallois-Perret, where the antisemitic incident occurred, is home to a large Jewish community.
A man was arrested on Saturday and taken into police custody following the discovery of anti-Semitic tags on the window of a kosher restaurant in Levallois-Perret, in the Hauts-de-Seine department near Paris, French media reported quoting a police source. Among the tags, was the inscription ”Jewish thief.”
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said that he was “deeply shocked by these unbearable anti-Semitic inscriptions”, and praised the “great responsiveness of the police”, which led to the arrest of the “presumed perpetrator”. The city’s CCTV footage has been forwarded to the police.
The anti-Semitic inscriptions were discovered on the front of the “Mr. Schnitz” kosher sandwich shop on Saturday morning. The municipality of Levallois then decided to surround the establishment with a “fence” to hide the “filthy tags”, pending the return of the managers who are currently on vacation, the city’s mayor Agnès Pottier-Dumas said.
Levallois-Perret is home to a large Jewish community.
“We firmly state that they will not win,” declared Yonathan Arfi, President of Crif, the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France, who castigated “the anti-Semitism of the living room which corrupts minds” as well as “the anti-Semitism of the street which carries its violence before our very eyes”.
Several kosher restaurants burglarized in Los Angeles
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, several kosher restaurants were burglarized over Shabbat.
Police were investigating the targeting of the kosher restaurants in the Jewish neighborhood of Pico-Robertson on the city’s west side early Saturday morning, ABC 7 Eyewitness News reported.
Five restaurants were targeted, including one set for a grand opening on Monday, according to police. The thieves smashed windows and took cash registers.
The targeted restaurants were Nagila Pizza, Fisherman’s Bowl, Shanghai Diamond Garden, SushiKo and Shalom Grill.