The eighth paragraph of this AFP story, “France is home to Europe’s biggest Jewish and Muslim communities,” indicates that AFP knows full well the identity of these “vandals” — and it ain’t alleged Eurofascists. Eurabia Alert: “Bomb attacks on French synagogues,” from AFP, January 12 (thanks to all who sent this in):
PARIS – Vandals hurled petrol bombs at Jewish places of worship in Paris and eastern France on Sunday night, the latest of a string of anti-Semitic attacks since the start of Israel’s Gaza offensive.
In the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, the local synagogue was attacked with two petrol bombs as the rabbi was inside, sparking a fire in the next-door cafeteria, the local prefecture said.
The mayor of Saint-Denis condemned the “intolerable” attack, while the prefecture was due to announced stepped-up security measures for the area’s synagogues during a meeting with Jewish community leaders later on Monday.
Police also found the shattered remains of three petrol-filled bottles outside a Jewish prayer room in Schiltigheim, a suburb of the eastern city of Strasbourg, alerted by a resident who spotted black smoke marks on the wall.
The local head of the CRIF French Jewish Council, Pierre Levy, condemned what he called a “hateful and cowardly act.”
In central France, meanwhile, police found anti-Semitic graffiti – “Kill the Jews,” as well as “Free Gaza” and “Long Live Palestine” – daubed on a wall near the local mosque, in a suburb of Le Puy en Velay.
France’s interior ministry and Jewish groups have warned of a rising mood of anti-Semitism, as protests heat up against Israel’s three-week offensive in the Gaza Strip.
France is home to Europe’s biggest Jewish and Muslim communities….