The fight against anti-Semitism has to become a “national cause” in France, the country’s interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Sunday. The statement comes after a Jewish couple were attacked in their suburban Paris home by robbers last week.
The assailants assaulted the man and raped the women and the couple reported their attackers told them they were targeted because they were Jewish.
During a rally in the Parisian suburb of Creteil, where the attack took place, Cazeneuve said anti-Semitic acts and threats have more than doubled in the past 10 months and called for “all parties concerned” to tackle anti-Semitism. According to the French Service for Protection of the Jewish Community, violent attacks against Jews in France increased by 55% in the first three months of this year alone.
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