France's Jewish leader, Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, has received several death threats via Facebook, Ynet has learned,
According to a JTA report, Paris' police have launched an investigation into the matter.
French authorities are reportedly interviewing people connected to a photomontage distributed through the social media platform, which depicts Rabbi Bernheim with a revolver pointing at his head.
The picture also shows Bernheim wearing a Star of David on his forehead while a lighter labeled as containing Zyklon B is being held up to his nostrils.
Zyklon B was the compound used in by the Nazis in death camps' gas chambers.
The image, signed by "Bakala LBD" also reads: "Don't worry, Bernheim, I won’t deport you. I just want you to breathe in the content of this lighter."
CRIF, the umbrella organization representing French Jewish communities, condemned the threats.
"Anti-Semitism is not an atmosphere. It kills," Ron Rafaeli of SPCJ, the security service of France’s Jewish communities, said last week at the European Parliament in Brussels.