Grenade thrown into Paris kosher market injures shopper

By JTA
September 19, 2012 19:30

An explosion at a kosher grocery shop near Paris on Wednesday. The explosion was reportedly caused by a grenade, and damaged the store and injured a shopper, French police said.

The store in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles reportedly was full of shoppers after the Rosh Hashana holiday beginning their preparations for the pre-Yom Kippur meal, Moshe Cohen-Sabban, president of the Jewish communities of Val d'Oise, told the French online edition of the newspaper Metro.

Richard Prasquier, the president of CRIF, the umbrella group representing French Jewish communities, told the television channel i>TELE that two men dressed in black had tossed an explosive device into the shop without saying anything.

"I have no reason to doubt the anti-Semitic character of this action," Prasquier said.


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