A 12-year-old boy was beaten outside his Jewish school in Paris by youths reciting anti-Semitic slogans, school officials said, amid high security and tensions in France following killings of Jewish children and a rabbi last week. The boy did not suffer serious injuries.
The situation in France is really quite troubling. The anti-foreigner/ anti-Muslim/ anti-Semitic sentiments of many in the country is just inexplicable. Hate isn’t natural- it’s a learned behavior.
Both the school shooting and this week’s beating involved the Ozar Hatorah network of Jewish schools. … The 12-year-old boy was hit and punched in the back of his head Monday afternoon as he left the Ozar Hatorah School in southeast Paris, the school’s human resources director, Katia Normal, said Tuesday. She said the aggressors were two boys a couple of years older than the victim who recited anti-Semitic slogans. It happened about 100 meters from the entrance and therefore out of sight of the police officers guarding the school.
Victimizing children… it sounds like France has turned into Florida.
- Student beaten outside Ozar Hatorah school in Paris (jta.org)
- France’s Xenophobia (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)