The Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, commended the rapid arrest of the suspect who spray-painted some 20 red swastikas on the columns of the arcades in the rue de Rivoli around the Louvre Museum in central Paris, over the weekend.

A man was taken into custody overnight from Saturday to Sunday, suspected of having tagged the swastikas. According to a source familiar with the matter, the suspect is a man born in 1989 in Georgia.

An investigation for “degradation” was entrusted to the reception and proximity investigation service (SAIP) of Paris-center, a Paris prosecutor said.

“During the German occupation in World War II, the rue de Rivoli had red Nazi swastika flags flying along its entire. The headquarters of the Military Governor of Paris (Gauleiter) was situated in the Hotel Meurice on that street. It was eerie to see swastikas back”, commented Shimon Samuels, Simon Wiesenthal Center’s international director.

Paris Mayor, Anne Hidalgo, stated, “preventing such intolerable acts is part of our mission… cleaning teams will intervene quickly to erase all traces of these messages.”

The Centre also backed French Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanin’s “thanks to the Police for its rapid response.”

“Now we only await a similar approach from the judiciary to refuse – too often in recent cases – an acceptance of such behaviour on grounds of psychiatric issues or narcotic/alcohol intoxication,” concluded Samuels.

Source: EJ Press

Related Articles:

Trump’s legacy regarding Israel shows he was a true friend of the Jewish people

President Donald Trump’s presidency of the United States of America has come to an end, but his legacy regarding Israel was a shining example of friendship to the Jewish...

Iran, Hamas and PA hail departure of Trump

Iran, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority have all celebrated the departure of President Trump.Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday hailed the departure of “tyrant” Donald Trump,...

Outgoing Amb. Friedman honoured for “extraordinary contribution” to US-Israel ties

US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, completed his tenure this week in a visit to the Western Wall, the same way he began his diplomatic mission when arriving in Israel three and a...

Danny Danon thanks America for standing with Israel during Trump presidency

Israel's permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Danny Danon, has thanked the United States for the deep connection with Israel over the past four years under President Trump.In a...

UK shamefully criticizes Israel for building in Judea and Samaria

The UK government has once again spoken out against Israel’s plans to build new houses in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), despite Israel having every right to provide...

SIGN OUR PETITION

in support of a National Holocaust Memorial next to Parliament