Jewish Teens Sprayed With Tear Gas In Paris Suburb

Jewish Teens Sprayed With Tear Gas In Paris Suburb

Two Jewish teenagers reported that they were sprayed with tear gas in an attack in Sarcelles, a northern suburb of Paris.

The teens, who were wearing kipas, said they were attacked on Saturday night, according to a report posted Monday on the website of the National Bureau of Vigilance against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA.

The attack, which was captured by a nearby security system, reportedly was perpetrated by a group of youths aged 8 to 17 of “North African origin,” according to the BNVCA.

It comes less than a week after two Jewish teens told police that they were chased on Shavuot eve by a hatchet-wielding man and three others in Romainville, a northeastern suburb of Paris.

Last month, BNVCA and SPCJ, the watchdog of France’s Jewish communities, documented two suspected anti-Semitic beatings of Jews in the Paris suburb of Creteil. Also last month, police received a report about three men who were filming the entrance to the Jewish school in Creteil, Otzar Hatora.

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