The father of a Jewish family was badly beaten and the family home was completely trashed on Sunday by local Muslim youths in Marseille, France. One of the Muslim atackers reportedly attempted to murder the father.
INNNeighbors heard the family’s screams coming from the home and called police, who arrested the attackers. Upon leaving the scene, the attackers promised to “finish the job,” according to local media reports.
In May of this year, a 17-year-old Jewish youth wearing a kipa was also attacked by four male gang members who shouted “It’s Shabbat for you, long live [Al Qaeda-linked French Algerian Muslim terrorist] Mohamed Merah! F*** the Jews…. Palestine will win!”
Marseilles is home to some 80,000 Jews – 10 percent of the general population but a small fraction compared to the 250,000 Muslims with whom they also live. Last month the SPCJ (Service de Protection de la Communaute Juive) security agency for French Jewry reported a 45 percent rise in anti-Semitic attacks since 2011, mostly by Muslims.
This incident began when two youths parked their car in a Jewish family’s private garage. When the family saw the unfamiliar vehicle they called police, and the car was towed. Upon finding their vehicle gone and learning it had been towed, the youths became angry.
They returned with a gang of friends to exact their revenge upon the hapless family. The gang broke into the home, severely beat up the father of the family and destroyed the rest of the house. One of the gang members jumped on to his victim, punching him in the arm and kicking him in the leg. The victim punched him back. The attacker also punched the victim’s brother-in-law, who tried to block the attack.