A suspicious fire gutted a Kosher market in a Paris suburb early Tuesday morning. The attack comes exactly three years to the day of an assault on another Jewish market by a Muslim gunman in which four people died. Ironically, the manager of this Kosher market was a Muslim.
DW The same store in the suburb of Creteil was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti last week, said French officials. There were no injuries reported.
A source close to the police investigation said it was “too soon to discuss motives.” However, Creteil prosecutor Laure Beccuau said investigators do not believe the fire was an accident.
According to community leader Albert Elharrar, Creteil’s Jewish community numbers some 23,000 out of the suburb’s 90,000 residents. He said that the manager of the shop was Muslim, adding, “That shows the spirit of the city of Creteil where the Jewish community lives.”
Elharrar said Jewish groups believe the shops were deliberately targeted at the time of commemorations for the 2015 attacks. The attack revived fears about anti-Semitism, occurring as it did on the third anniversary of the January 9, 2015 attack at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in eastern Paris in which Jihadi gunman Amedy Coulibaly killed three customers and an employee.
After the Hyper Cacher attack, 7,900 French Jews left for Israel citing a rise in anti-Semitism. The growing number of crimes directed against Jews and Jewish businesses continues to concern the Jewish community as well as French authorities.
France is home to about 500,000 Jews. Until 2013, 2,000-3,000 had been leaving the country each year. But since then, (concurrent with the huge rise in Muslim migrants entering France) that number has jumped dramatically. Many French Jews are convinced that anti-Semitism has become socially acceptable in their country.
France’s Jewish leaders have been advising men not to wear religious skullcaps in public out of fear of attacks by Muslims.
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