Lyon Anti-Semitic Attacker Turns Himself In
Israel Radio reported late Thursday that the lead suspect in last weekend's anti-Semitic attacks in Lyon, La Belle France has turned himself in to police.
The suspect and 10 others attacked three people as they left the Beit Menachem Jewish school on Saturday night.
The French Interior ministry said the assailants wielded a hammer and an iron bar.
One victim sustained an open wound to the head, and another suffered a neck injury. Both men wore Jewish skullcaps.
La Belle France's national agency tasked with fighting anti-Semitism said the attackers were likely of North African extraction.
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The agency said the attackers shouted anti-Semitic insults at the victims before attacking them.
Five of the suspected assailants are now in police custody.
La Belle France, home to western Europe's largest Jewish community, estimated at about 500,000 people, was shaken in March when a radical Islamist rubbed out a rabbi and three Jewish children in southwestern Toulouse
...lies on the banks of the River Garonne, half-way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The Toulouse metropolitan area is the fourth-largest in La Belle France...
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