Report: Two Jewish Men Assaulted in Paris

Local Jewish media reports that two men in their twenties were assaulted by a group of around 40 people, on the street where a young French Jew was kidnapped in 2006.

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Boulevard Voltaire in Paris. Credit: Wikicommons / Mbzt

Two Jewish men were assaulted in Paris on Friday afternoon, according to reports in local Jewish media.

French monitoring group the National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism said that the two men in their early twenties were slightly injured when they were assaulted by a group of some 40 people. The attack took place at 2:30 P.M., according to reports.

The attackers were associated with the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign and Gaza Firm, a pro-Palestinian group, local security personnel were cited as saying.

Police are investigating the incident, which took place on Boulevard Voltaire in Paris’ 11 arrondissement, according to the reports.

Boulevard Voltaire is the street where Ilan Halimi, 23, a French Jew, was kidnapped in 2006 Halimi was subsequently tortured and murdered.