French police arrested three men suspected of attacking an 18-year-old Jewish man in Sarcelles, a northern suburb of Paris over the weekend, Le Parisien reported Monday. According to the report, the three subjected the man to anti-Semitic insults and stole his mobile phone.
On Saturday, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls met with Jewish community leaders at the great synagogue of Sarcelles and expressed his determination to combat anti-Semitic words and actions.
The attack comes just a week after three Jewish men wearing skullcaps were attacked with hammers and iron bars in Villeurbaine, near the city of Lyon.
Police arrested two suspects and France's interior ministry labeled the attack anti-Semitic. The three received treatment and were discharged from hospital a short while later.
Valls condemned the attack which he described as an "intentional attack" against the Republic.
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