Paris – The offices of a Jewish student association in Paris were vandalized at a local university by two men who filmed themselves urinating on the group’s literature.
The Union of Jewish Students of France, or UEJF, in a statement about Sunday’s incident at Dauphine University, called it an antisemitic hate crime.
The graffiti on the wall included messages such as “A Mort Israel” (Death to Israel), “Palestine Vaincra” (Palestine will defeat) and “Vive Arafat” (Live Arafat) in reference to the Palestinian former leader Yasser Arafat.
The two perpetrators who filmed themselves at the UEJF offices of Paris Dauphine University streamed their acts live on Snapchat, the statement said. UEJF complained to police against the men, whose identity is known to the Jewish student union. They are students, but not at Dauphine, the statement said.
“We are shocked about the incident,” the statement read, “but will continue our efforts toward making French universities a place where Jewish students can peacefully attend.”
L'UEJF dénonce le saccage du local de l’UEJF (FEDER) à l’Universite Paris 1 Sorbonne et demande au président de l’Universite d’agir immédiatement pour faire cesser ce déferlement de haine, d’interpeller les auteurs et de les exclure de @SorbonneParis1 pic.twitter.com/vSlwuF30z3
— UEJF (@uejf) March 28, 2018