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Paris - Fire At French Kosher Market Targeted By Anti-Jewish Vandals

Published on: January 9, 2018 08:15 AM
By: AP
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The back of a kosher market is pictured after a fire broke out in Creteil, south of Paris, Tuesday, Jan.9, 2018. French officials say the fire broke out at the kosher market south of Paris that was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti last week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)The back of a kosher market is pictured after a fire broke out in Creteil, south of Paris, Tuesday, Jan.9, 2018. French officials say the fire broke out at the kosher market south of Paris that was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti last week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Paris - A fire broke out Tuesday at a kosher market south of Paris that was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti last week, French officials said.

No one was reported injured but the fire damaged much of the Promo & Stock store.

Authorities believe the fire in the suburb of Creteil was a criminal act because the store’s protective shutters had been forced open, Antoine Besme of the regional prosecutor’s office told The Associated Press.

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He said a preliminary investigation was opened and authorities were checking to see if the fire is linked to last week’s vandalism.

Albert Elharrar, president of the Creteil Jewish community, told the AP the manager of the shop is Muslim.

“That shows the spirit of the city of Creteil where the Jewish community lives,” he said.

The fire also raised concerns because it broke out three years after a deadly Islamic extremist attack on a kosher market in Paris.

On Jan. 9, 2015, Islamic extremist Amedy Coulibaly killed four people during a hostage-taking at a kosher supermarket in Paris. That took place one day after he killed a policewoman in a southern suburb of the capital and two days after his associates, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, killed 11 people at a newspaper office in Paris and a policeman on a nearby street.

People walk in a kosher market after a fire broke out in Creteil, south of Paris, Tuesday, Jan.9, 2018. French officials say the fire broke out at the kosher market south of Paris that was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti last week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)People walk in a kosher market after a fire broke out in Creteil, south of Paris, Tuesday, Jan.9, 2018. French officials say the fire broke out at the kosher market south of Paris that was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti last week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)


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 Jan 09, 2018 at 08:52 AM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

I guess it's all trumps fault of course not of the media darling macron.

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 Jan 09, 2018 at 01:16 PM Sam Says:

But Satmar Rebbe says not to move to Israel. Chas V'sholom. Stay and Get Killed. Just like they said before the Holacaust.

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 Jan 09, 2018 at 05:06 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

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Sam Says:

But Satmar Rebbe says not to move to Israel. Chas V'sholom. Stay and Get Killed. Just like they said before the Holacaust.

because Jews don't get killed in Israel. The Zionists don't allow soldiers to kill terrorists and if they do THEY go to jail.

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