January 7, 2009
PARIS (JTA) — A Jewish girl was beaten in a northern Paris suburb by schoolmates who claimed revenge for Israel’s offensive in Gaza.
A group of youths kicked and pushed to the ground the 14-year-old as she left school in Villiers-le-Bel on Monday with a friend. They broke the teen’s glasses and shouted, “You’ll pay for what the Israelis are doing in Gaza.”
“Tell your Jewish brothers that we won’t be pushed around,” the schoolmates also said, according to reports recounting the victim’s version of events.