(JTA) –French police are investigating two incidents in Paris in which Nazi symbols were used.
On Thursday, swastikas were painted on the door of a Paris office of the Union of Jewish French Students. Earlier this week, police arrested a man who performed a Nazi salute in front of the Paris rabbinate.
The swastikas on the offices of the UEJF at Paris’ Université Panthéon-Assas “prove that universities are also affected by the rise in anti-Semitic incidents in France,” the union’s president, Jonathan Hayoun, said in a statement.
On March 5, police arrested a man who approached the Paris Consistoire, the organization responsible for providing religious services to France’s Jewish communities, carrying a bible and performing a Nazi salute.
The man, who was not identified, hurled the bible at the officers before he was arrested, according to Le Parisien, a French daily.