France: Jewish student attacked in Toulouse

Student at the school where Merah killed teacher and 3 children

05 July, 12:36

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, JULY 5 - A student from the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse where Mohamed Merah killed a teacher and three children in March, was the victim of an anti-Semitic attack on a train, the French interior ministry announced today.

    The student is 17-years-old and was violently attacked yesterday while he was travelling on a train travelling from Toulouse to Lion.

    The interior ministry said police identified the authors of the anti-Semitic attack and stressed the government's commitment 'to fight any resurgence of this deeply embedded illness which is anti-Semitism'.

    Doctors gave the student a seven-day prognosis for the injuries reported.

    On March 19 Merah, a radical Islamist, killed a teacher and three children.

    France is home to Western Europe's largest Jewish community, an estimated 500,000 people.(ANSAmed).

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