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Jewish man hurt by stun gun near Paris synagogue

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Two unidentified men wielding a stun gun assaulted a Jewish man near a Paris synagogue.

K. Sassoun, a 52-year-old Israeli, was identified as the victim of the March 10 attack at a building next to a synagogue on Pavee Street in central Paris, according to the JSSnews.com news site. Sassoun was not seriously hurt but required medical treatment after being knocked down by the stun gun.

The perpetrators fled immediately.

Sassoun filed a complaint for racial hate crime and assault with Paris police.

The site of the attack — the 4th arrondissement, or Marais — once was the center of Jewish life in Paris and is considered its historic Jewish quarter.

According to a French watchdog group, the assault was among a spate of hate crimes against Jews this month. — jta


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