12 Year-Old Jewish Boy Beaten Outside Paris School
Students of the Ozar Hatorah school, where a rabbi and three children were killed, lead a silent march through the streets of Toulouse in honour of the dead March 25, 2012. The march was organised by a Jewish umbrella group together with Muslim leaders. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
A 12 year-old Jewish student was beaten outside his Paris school in an anti-Semitic attack today.
FOX News reported:
A 12-year-old boy was beaten outside his Jewish school in Paris by youths reciting anti-Semitic slogans, school officials said, amid high security and tensions in France following killings of Jewish children and a rabbi last week.
The boy did not suffer serious injuries.
Both the school shooting and this week’s beating involved the Ozar Hatorah network of Jewish schools.
Emotions have been raw in France, especially within the half-million-strong Jewish community, since a gunman shot a rabbi and his two sons, 3 and 5 years old, and the 8-year-old daughter of the principal of the Ozar Hatorah School in the southern city of Toulouse on March 19.
A radical Muslim gunman named Mohamed Merah claimed responsibility for that attack and killing three French paratroopers, before he was shot to death by police.
The 12-year-old boy was hit and punched in the back of his head Monday afternoon as he left the Ozar Hatorah School in southeast Paris, the school’s human resources director, Katia Normal, said Tuesday. She said the aggressors were two boys a couple of years older than the victim who recited anti-Semitic slogans.
It happened about 100 meters from the entrance and therefore out of sight of the police officers guarding the school.