A 70-year-old Jewish man was beaten, tied to a chair and held at gunpoint to his head in his Paris apartment in an anti-Semitic attack last week.

Two hooded intruders broke into the man’s home on 1 December and remain at large. According to the victim, the two assailants were of Arab and African origin. After banging on the man’s door, they forced there way in, raised blows on their victim and then held the gun at his temple.

One of the assailants then asked the victim whether he was a “jeweler and a Jew.” The man replied that while he was not a jeweler, he was indeed a Jew. The assailants then pushed the victim into a chair, asking him repeatedly where the “gold” was kept and warning that if he attempted to raise himself from the chair, “I’ll put a bullet in your head.”

One of the assailants struck the victim’s face with the handgun, leaving him badly bruised and bloodied. After their search for cash and valuables yielded a sum of 250 euros, the two assailants tied the victim to his chair with masking tape and then fled.

The victim managed to telephone his wife for help. He received treatment for his injuries at a local hospital and reported experiencing “severe pain” in his right eye as a result of one of the blows to his head.

The National Bureau for Vigilance Against Antisemitism (BNVCA), a Paris-based organization that supports victims of antisemitic violence in France, is assisting the man.

The BNVCA said it had urged local police “to do everything possible to identify the perpetrators of this antisemitic crime and bring them to justice.”

The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened a formal investigation into the attack on the charges of kidnapping and aggravated theft. A spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office told the LCI news outlet on Wednesday that the investigation will examine “in particular the antisemitic nature of the facts.”

Source

Subscribe to start receiving FREE TORCH magazines from CUFI UK

Related Articles:

Two additional Manchester men arrested in connection with Texas synagogue attack

Manchester police have arrested two further suspects in connection with the Texas synagogue attack that took place in mid-January. The two men were apprehended by...

Esther Horgan’s murderer claims terrorism is a Palestinian ‘right’

The military court in the Salam camp held a hearing this morning on the case of the murderer of Esther Horgan. The prosecutor is seeking to impose a life sentence on the terrorist...

HMD Ceremony: Auschwitz survivor and great-grandson share important message for next generation

A special ceremony for International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022 was co-hosted by the UK Foreign Office and Israeli Embassy. The ceremony includes speeches from Ambassador Tzipi...

Report: 2021 was worst year in decade for antisemitism around the world

A new report has found that 2021 was the worst year for antisemitic incidents when compared to statistics over the past decade. The Antisemitism Report for 2021 is published...

UAE intercepts two missiles over Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi early Monday, its state-run news agency reported, the latest attack to target the Emirati capital.Defense...