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French Muslim attacked Jewish neighbours

Published on 22/01/2004

LYON, France, Jan 22 (AFP) - A 24 year-old French Muslim was sent to jail for six months Thursday after being convicted of an anti-Semitic assault on a neighbouring Jewish family.

Rabah Zehani threw a stone at members of the Alimi family as they left their home in October and shouted, “Dirty Jew, Hitler didn’t finish the job,” lawyer David Metaxas said.

“The Alimi have been through hell. For three years the four of them have been targetted with insults and swastikas on their door,” said Metaxas.

 The French government has called on judges to hand down exemplary punishments on those convicted of anti-Semitic attacks.


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