Friday, August 19, 2016

A man wearing a kippa attacked with a knife in Strasbourg – Le Figaro

A sexagenarian was attacked Friday morning in the Jewish quarter of the city. His days are not in danger. The alleged assailant, who has a psychiatric history, was arrested and placed in police custody.

A Jewish man was attacked Friday morning in Strasbourg. The victim, a sexagenarian who wore a yarmulke during the attack, was wounded in the abdomen but his prognosis is not engaged. The man was transported to the University Hospital of Strasbourg-Hautepierre to pass exams. The alleged assailant, who was arrested and remanded in custody, have a psychiatric history according to a police source

The victim -. A retired 62 year old father of three children – was attacked in the release of his home, located in the Jewish quarter, 500 meters from the great synagogue, said the Chief Rabbi of Strasbourg René Gutman. “He is shocked. It is a weak word. He is conscious of being a miracle. He was hit in the abdominal belt. This happened a few centimeters of a vital organ, “said the Journal du Dimanche , Mendel Samama, Strasbourg rabbi who saw him at the hospital. The victim “had the reflex to save before the abuser bears him a second knife,” he said. According Samama, the victim was able to find refuge in a brewery and withdraw itself the knife belly before the establishment guests will wear help him.

Witnesses reported that the attacker shouted “Allah Akbar,” said René Gutman. According to him, this same man had assaulted a person of Jewish wearing a yarmulke in the center of the city in 2010. He was beaten with an iron bar and wounded in the gun white. At the time, the assailant had been declared irresponsible and placed in a psychiatric hospital by France Bleu. The Strasbourg prosecution had described a man “who thinks he is the subject of a conspiracy of the Jews” which he attributes “all the misfortunes that have happened to him in life.”

These two attacks are “made the same person, this does not reflect at all the climate that reigns in Strasbourg” which has a large Jewish community, said the rabbi, vigorously condemning . facts

René Gutman asked “that steps be taken: if this person can stand out in the city and, when he sees a person in yarmulke, assault with a knife, this is problematic.” The interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, called the grand rabbi of Strasbourg in mid-day to express his solidarity.

The investigation was entrusted to the investigators of the judicial police. The prosecutor in Strasbourg has confirmed the arrest of a man, without giving more details.


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