A Deliveroo driver has been jailed by a French court on charges of discrimination after he refused to deliver meals from two Jewish restaurants in the eastern city of Strasbourg.

Police in Strasbourg said on Monday that two Jewish restaurant owners in the area had filed complaints of racism against the food delivery company.

Following a police investigation, a court convicted the 19-year-old Algerian man on Thursday on an antisemitism charge for refusing to take orders for kosher food.

He will serve four months in prison.

Judge Bertrand Gautier said: “French law prohibits discrimination of any kind. You have to respect everyone in this country.”

The driver had been living in France illegally since arriving on a tourist visa about a year ago, officials said.

Gerald Darmanin, the French interior minister, said he would be expelled from the country once he had completed his prison sentence.

Read more at The Independent

Related Articles:

‘Slowly, we will heal’ Rabbi tells congregants in emotional Texas ceremony

The Rabbi at the centre of last week's Texas terror attack on a synagogue has spoken of his gratitude at a service at his synagogue just outside Dallas.Just days after Charlie...

‘Texas synagogue siege compels us to confront uncomfortable truths’ – Dave Rich

"The question of why Akram chose to take hostages in a synagogue, rather than, say, a church or a school, seems to have puzzled some commentators. For others, it is quite simple: he did...

Lords call on government to outlaw Iran’s IRGC as terror group

A number of Lords have called upon the British government to outlaw Iran's military outfit the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the same manner that Hezbollah and...

Israel inks multi-billion dollar deal with Germany to buy 3 military submarines

The Israeli Defense Ministry on Thursday said Germany's Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems would build three advanced submarines for the Israeli Navy in a deal worth €3 billion...

Ben & Jerry’s anti-Israel boycott said to have cost Unilever $26 billion

In the Bible, God makes it clear that He will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel. This promise is seemingly ringing true for Unilever, the parent...