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French Jewish school firebombed

PARIS (JTA) — A Jewish school in southern France was firebombed.

No one was injured in the Tuesday morning attack on the ORT  Bramson Jewish school in Marseille.

About 66 feet of cypress hedges were set afire, and four parked cars in front of the building were burned by homemade aerosol bombs, according to French reports.

Three bombs were found on the premises, according to The Associated Press.

During the incident, the 400 students at the school were not aware there had been an attack because the targeted area was not near any classrooms, school director Maurice Cohen-Zagouri told the Le Metro daily.

No suspects have been identified, but security cameras on the site were handed over to police for investigation.

The local police chief, Philippe Klayman, said his force would pay “particular attention” to Jewish institutions during the upcoming holidays.
 

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