2 suspects arrested in Paris suburb beating
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Police arrested two men in the severe beating of a Jewish man in Créteil, a Paris suburb.
It was the second anti-Semitic attack there in the last week, a local Jewish watchdog group said.
In the later attack, on May 30, three men in their 20s hit the Jewish man in his face inside his apartment building, SPCJ, the watchdog and security unit of France’s Jewish communities, wrote in a report that it released to the media June 1.
The Jewish man, who was not named in the report, said the perpetrators hurled anti-Semitic insults at him during the attack, including “you Jews are all the same” and “dirty Jew.” They also told him that they knew where he and his wife and children lived.
Five days earlier, unidentified men assaulted two Jewish brothers, ages 18 and 21, in Créteil. SPCJ reported that the two men were wearing kippahs and are believed to have been targeted because they are Jewish.
The incidents occurred days after the slaying on May 24 of four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in central Brussels. — jta