French media reported on Friday morning that an investigation was launched Tuesday after two Jewish youths were attacked in a dispute with two other motorists outside of Paris, which was announced only Thursday evening by the Bobigny public prosecutor's office.
A fight broke out in Bondy, Seine-Saint-Denis, between the 17-and 29-year-old Jewish brothers and the two aggressors at a red light. The victims, who were traveling in their vehicle, said they had been the stared at insistently before being threatened: "I'll kill you, you dirty Jew."
The reports further state that one of the assailants took out a hacksaw and beat the older brother, wounding his hand. He was issued 10 days of sick leave. His brother's shoulder was injured, as well.
Patrons in a nearby bar also reportedly beat the two Jews.. The unidentified assailants fled.