Masked thieves who attacked a young man east of Paris to steal his car repeatedly stabbed him after noticing he was wearing a Jewish symbol, French Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said.
Alliot-Marie condemned the "revolting attack" in the suburban town of Fontenay-sous-Bois and said authorities are working to find the perpetrators.
The ministry said in a statement Friday that the attackers shouted anti-Semitic threats at the man as they stabbed him four times with a knife in the Thursday evening attack.
It did not provide details on the man's condition.
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