Two Jewish brothers were severely beaten Saturday night outside a synagogue near Paris.
Créteil synagogue Photo: SITE OF THE ISRAELI CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF CRÉTEIL (Jerusalem Post)
This follows the deadly shooting yesterday at a Brussels Jewish museum.
The Times of Israel reported:
Two Jewish men were assaulted Saturday night outside a synagogue in Créteil, a Paris suburb.
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According to Paris police, the two men, who are brothers, were attacked by two other men, one of whom fled on foot and the other on a bicycle.
The two men, who were reportedly beaten with brass knuckles, suffered multiple contusions and were hospitalized and listed in serious but not life-threatening condition.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who noted the victims were “of the Jewish faith,” condemned the attack with “utmost severity” on Sunday.
On Saturday night, hours after a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels which claimed four lives, including those of two Israeli tourists, Cazeneuve announced that he had instructed authorities to strengthen security at Jewish sites throughout France.
The Jerusalem Post has more on the brutal attack.
The two men, brothers in their 20s, were heading to an office located in Chaare Tsion Synaogue on Saturday night around 8:30 p.m. They were about 200 meters away from the synagogue when they noticed that they were being followed.
Shortly after, one of the brothers was struck with a metal object. The object that attacked the second brother was not identified.
The attackers fled on foot and by bike.
The victims suffered multiple contusions, but not life-threatening injuries. They were taken to Henri Mondor Hospital in Créteil.