Attack on a Jewish teacher in Marseille
On the 11th of January a 15 years old boy attacked with a knife a Jewish teacher in Marseille, causing injuries on shoulder and hand. The youngster was arrested shortly after and claimed to act in the name of the jihadist Islamic State (ISIS/Daech). He also threatened the soldiers.
This aggression is not the only one targeting Jews over the last months and it asks again the question of the wearing of the kippah in public places clearly identifying the belonging to the Jewish religion.
Consequently calls not to wear the kippah to avoid this identification were launched by persons like Zvi Ammar, head of Marseille’s Israelite Cosnistory, as well as Mr Amsellem, the attacked teacher.
Such a temporary measure, sad in a democratic State according to these speakers, could prevent future attacks on individuals in the streets. Furthermore, more than 700 places frequented by Jews are protected by the police or soldiers since last January’s attacks at a kosher supermarket.
However, France’s chief rabbi, Haim Korsia, highlighted that neither Jews nor the kippah are responsible for these violent attacks, and that Jews shouldn’t force themselves to hide.
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