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In France, Anti-semitic Incidents Elevate Since Start of Iraqi War

April 9, 2003
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Since the start of the U.S. and British war against Iraq, there has been a new wave of anti-Semitic incidents in France. The following are the major anti-Semitic attacks since the start of the war:

March 22: Two Jewish youths are beaten by demonstrators during an anti-war protest here outside the headquarters of the Zionist youth movement Hashomer Hatzair.

March 24: A man wearing a kipah is attacked at a gas station in northern Paris.

March 26: A Jewish man finds a Star of David carved on the front of his car in western Paris. Also, a Jewish man is beaten on the Champs Elysees following an accident involving a scooter, after the driver notices the victim wearing a Star of David.

March 27: A Jewish woman is briefly hospitalized after being hit by a stone thrown from an adjoining building while standing in the grounds of a synagogue in the Paris suburb of Garges les Gonesses. She loses three teeth.

Night of March 28-29: A synagogue door burned in fire in western Paris.

Night of March 29-30: A Molotov cocktail is thrown at the back of a synagogue in Massy, in the southern suburbs of Paris. An outer wall of the building is partially burned.

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