The father of one of the three Jewish teenagers beaten in Paris said at least 10 assailants of mixed ethnic origin were involved.
Thierry Nabet, whose 17-year-old son Dan was one of the Bnei Akiva youth counselors beaten last weekend, also confirmed that brass knuckles were used in the attack.
No updates have been made public on the police search for suspects, though the victims told investigators that they recognized their attackers from their own neighborhood. The attack drew national attention because it occurred on the same Paris street where another Jewish teen was assaulted in June.
Nabet’s father said the incident involving his son began with a stone thrown at the three boys, aged 17 and 18, as they headed to one of their homes between Sabbath prayer services.
Top French officials branded the Sept. 6 attack as anti-Semitic.
In the June attack, which took place in the ethnically diverse and significantly Jewish neighborhood known as the 19th arrondissement, 17-year-old Rudy Haddad was beaten and landed in a coma. City investigators say the attack involved an anti-Semitic impulse.