WJC expresses horror over assault of Jewish woman, 79, in Paris

The victim was taken to the hospital with cranial damage and loss of blood; her condition is stable.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
June 20, 2019 12:20
General view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

General view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. (photo credit: CHARLES PLATIAU / REUTERS)

 
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The World Jewish Congress (WJC) expressed horror and concern following Tuesday’s attack on a French Jew, the organization said in a press release on Thursday. "The WJC views this incident in Paris as part of a disturbing trend, not just in France but around the world."

A 79-year-old Jewish woman was wounded outside a Paris synagogue when she was hit by a metal ball hurled at her head.

The victim was taken to the hospital with cranial damage and loss of blood. Her condition is stable, the France Bleu radio network reported on Wednesday, a day after the attack in the French capital’s 11th District.

Witnesses outside the synagogue said they did not see from where the ball was hurled or by whom.

The WJC is in contact with its French affiliate, the Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France (CRIF), which has strongly condemned this violent act of aggression and is monitoring the situation closely, the organization noted.

On Monday, a bowl full of water was hurled, possibly from an elevated residential apartment, at worshipers leaving the same synagogue.

JTA's Cnaan Liphshiz contributed to this report.

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