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Jewish Underground Takes Credit for Bombing Clubs Run by Le Pen

May 3, 1988
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An underground group calling itself the Jewish Combat Organization has declared war on the extreme right-wing National Front headed by erstwhile presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen.

It claimed responsibility for four bomb attacks and break-ins Sunday against National Front clubs and associations in the center of Paris.

The small, homemade bombs, which were inserted in mailboxes hurt no one and caused only minor damage. But one passerby was injured slightly in a clash, police reported.

The Jewish Combat Organization attacked two extreme right-wing bookstores here in January and the editorial offices of the far right weekly National Hebdo last December.

The bombing of the Le Pen clubs coincided with a huge pro-Le Pen demonstration during which tens of thousands of his supporters marched down the boulevards with flying flags and booming brass bands to the cry of “France for Frenchmen only.”

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