Anti-Semitic Attack in Paris Shocks Community Just 9 Days Before National Elections

David Vives
By David Vives
June 21, 2024NTD Newsroom

French authorities have charged two teenagers with the gang rape of a 12-year-old girl in a Paris suburb—with suspicions that the attack was driven by anti-Semitism shocking the Jewish community deeply and heightening existing tensions.

Hundreds gathered at Courbevoie City Hall to support the young girl, with Mayor Jacques Kossowski condemning the act and calling for justice. The event was disrupted when a woman wearing a keffiyeh was asked to leave before being escorted out by the police. The incident underscores a surge in anti-Semitism in France, with official figures showing a 300-percent rise in January compared to last year.