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June 7, 2004
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A yeshiva student was seriously injured in a knife attack near Paris. Yisrael Yiftah, 17, was stabbed in the chest outside the Mekor Yisrael Yeshiva last Friday afternoon by an assailant described by witnesses as a man of North African origin. Before losing consciousness, Yiftah also told police that the man had shouted “Allahu akbar” or “God is Great” before stabbing him. The attacker then attempted to strike other students at the yeshiva with a screwdriver before fleeing. Yiftah’s condition was described by a hospital spokesman as serious. A man was arrested late Saturday night in connection with the attack. Police say he is also linked to at least two other assaults last Friday on men of Arab and Haitian origin.

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