Gil Taieb, a vice president of the CRIF, France's Jewish umbrella group, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday he had no doubt the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse was a hate crime.
"For someone to locate this school in a place like Toulouse means he knew what he was doing," Taieb said. "He went there to kill Jews."
Taieb said the community was in a state of shock.
"There are occasional anti-Semitic attacks but they are small, nothing like this," he said. "We haven't had something like this in at least ten years."
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