Bullet Holes Found in Jewish Center Near Paris

Incident not anti-Semitic attack, French authorities tell AFP.

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Police found bullet holes at the entrance to a Jewish community center near Paris on Saturday, French authorities told Agence France-Presse.

Three bullet holes were found in a door and in the wall of a center belonging to the Jewish community of Garges-les-Gonesse, north of the French capital, Sunday’s report said.

“We confirmed there were bullet holes,” AFP quoted one source as saying, adding, “We have no reason to believe the incident was anti-Semitic.”

The online edition of the Le Parisien newspaper reported that the hit door was a back entrance to the building, and that the shots were fired on Friday night.

Rene Taieb, who heads the local Jewish community, was quoted by AFP as saying he advises the community “to exercise caution as we wait for the results of the investigation. If this is an anti-Semitic incident, then we condemn it very strongly.”

Paris, France. Credit: AFP