B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International is horrified over the suspected anti-Semitic attack on a young Jewish couple in the eastern Paris suburb of Creteil. This incident is another on the list of anti-Semitic attacks that have been on the rise in Europe, and especially in France.
Earlier this week three armed assailants broke into the home of the Jewish couple. The assailants restrained them, ransacked the home, raped the woman and withdrew money from their bank accounts. During the terrifying ordeal, the attackers reportedly shouted anti-Semitic insults at the couple, demanding to know where they hid their money because they were Jewish.
B’nai B’rith International commends the police for acting swiftly and arresting two suspects and charging a third in this case. We hope that those guilty of this heinous crime will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
This attack points to, once again, the need for European governmental and law enforcement officials to engage in proactive efforts to counter what has become an alarming spike in wanton attacks on Jews.