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Blanks fired at French synagogue

Latest incident in wave of anti-Semitism sweeping across France sees unknown assailants fire blanks at shul in suburb of Paris. No injuries reported

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Published: 10.07.12, 08:53 / Israel News

Unknown assailants fired blanks at a synagogue in a suburb of Paris, members of the local Jewish community told French newspaper Le Parisien.

 

According to reports, the assailants fired at the synagogue in the city of Argenteuil from a moving vehicle and quickly fled the scene. No injuries or damage was reported.

 

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Meanwhile, French President Francois Hollande is scheduled to meet with Jewish leaders on Sunday following the recent exposure of an Islamist terror cell.

 

"This is another act against the Jewish community in France," said Moshé Cohen-Sabban, the president of the region's Jewish council. "It's very worrying."

 

The grenade attack against a Jewish supermarket last month has led French police to an Islamist cell consisting of recently recruited youths.

 

In a series of raids conducted Saturday, police killed Jeremy Sidney whose DNA was found on the grenade hurled at the kosher store. Eleven suspects were arrested and found in possession of a list of Jewish establishments.

 

Also over the weekend, the Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism said it was "no surprise" that an Islamist cell had taken root in France. "We fear that many Jews have been set as targets for this network."

 

 

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