Man wearing Jewish skull cap attacked in France

3rd May 2010, Comments 0 comments

A man wearing a Jewish skull cap was slightly wounded in an assault by two psychiatric patients in the French city of Strasbourg Friday, an attack branded anti-semitic by the Jewish community.

"It's an anti-semitic attack," said Pierre Levy, regional delegate of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France.

"We denounce this vile act, an act of anti-semitic violence committed in broad daylight in the centre of Strasbourg," added Strasbourg's chief Rabbi Rene Gutman.

The 41-year-old victim, who was attacked with a knife and metal bar, received hospital treatment for minor injuries, said Maud Nisand, the Strasbourg lawyer of the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism.

The public prosecutor's office said two men had been detained.

© 2010 AFP

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