French teenagers charged in attack on Jewish girl over Gaza operation

A juvenile court judge filed preliminary charges against four French teenagers accused of attacking a Jewish girl, a judicial official said Friday, amid tensions around Europe over the fighting in Gaza. The teenagers are accused of making anti-Semitic insults toward the 14-year-old girl, pushing her to the ground and kicking her as she was leaving school in the northern Paris suburb of Villiers-le-Bel. The girl was lightly injured in the attack. Investigators suspect the attackers used the Israeli offensive in Gaza as a pretext, the judicial official said.