Schoolgirls face court over rabbi insult

5th December 2003, Comments 0 comments

LILLE, France, Dec 5 (AFP) - Two teenage schoolgirls in France are to be taken to court after a senior Jewish leader complained they had aimed racist insults at him in the street, court officials and the rabbi told AFP Friday.

LILLE, France, Dec 5 (AFP) - Two teenage schoolgirls in France are to be taken to court after a senior Jewish leader complained they had aimed racist insults at him in the street, court officials and the rabbi told AFP Friday.

The girls, aged 14 and 15, allegedly said "die, dirty Jew" on Tuesday when they passed him, the rabbi, Elie Dahan, who is the Jewish religious leader for the northern city of Lille, said.

Dahan lodged a police report and demanded the girls be taken to court.

"They refused to apologise to me. Given the seriousness of what happened, I decided to start legal action," he said.

A court officials said the girls would appear before a children's tribunal for "insults of a racist character".

© AFP

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