‘Anti-Semitic’ gang robbed Paris Jewish family

Source: BBC News

French police are trying to find a gang who took a Jewish family hostage in their suburban Paris home, in what is seen as an anti-Semitic attack.

A Jewish community leader – 78-year-old Roger Pinto – his wife and son were beaten and robbed of jewellery, cash and credit cards, their lawyer said.

“You’re Jews, so where’s the money?” one of the gang said in the attack on Thursday night, quoted by the lawyer.

The suburb, Seine-Saint-Denis, has seen previous anti-Semitic attacks.

Mr Pinto heads a group called Siona, which stands for “the defence of the Jewish people and the state of Israel”.

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