Jewish Families from Violence-torn Belleville Planning to Emigrate to Israel

Many Jewish families in the Belleville quarter of northeast Paris are planning to emigrate to Israel in the wake of last week’s violence in which Arab mobs wrecked 40 Jewish-owned shops and battled police for hours. According to the Israeli Consulate here, several dozen Jewish families from Belleville have applied for information concerning immigration facilities and travel to Israel. The quarter has been calm since the disturbances. But police still patrol the streets and a special guard has been posted outside the local synagogue which the Arabs tried to set afire during the riots. Belleville Jews are mainly from North Africa.

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