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Plastic Bomb Damages Home of Chief Rabbi in Paris; Son Injured

A plastic bomb, believed to have been planted by extreme right-wing French terrorists opposed to President Charles de Gaulle’s Algerian policy, badly damaged the home of Chief Rabbi Jacob Kaplan here. Benjamin Kaplan, the Chief Rabbi’s eldest son, was injured slightly by flying glass. The Chief Rabbi himself and the rest of his family were absent, being out of the city on vacation.

The bomb caused heavy damage to the apartment house where the Chief Rabbi maintains his home, the detonation being so heavy that three automobiles parked near the building were also damaged.

It was pointed out here that the bombing of Rabbi Kaplan’s home was not an anti-Semitic act but, rather, another of the terroristic manifestation being carried out here by the opponents of President de Gaulle’s Algerian policy. Last week the home of Rev. Marc Bergnere, former president of the French Protestant Association, was also bombed. Rabbi Kaplan and the Rev. Bergnere have collaborated in the movement backing President de Gaulle’s Algerian policy.

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