The Umbrella Body for French Jewish Organizations (Crif) deemed the attack on the Hasidic man to be 'anti-Semitic'.
A 55-year-old Jewish man wearing a yarmulke was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack in the French city of Strasbourg Friday.
According to a report by the Daily Express, the perpetrator was a Muslim man who is said to have shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) during the attack, which reportedly occurred about 500 meters away from the city's main synagogue.
L'express quoted Strasbourg's chief rabbi as saying that the suspect had assaulted a Jewish man in 2010.
The suspect has been taken into police custody, according to local media reports.
France's BFM-TV cited a source close to the investigation as saying that police have ruled out terrorism, but the motivation for the attack is still unclear.
Several initial reports said that the assailant suffered from a history of mental illness.
The Umbrella Body for French Jewish Organizations (CRIF) deemed the attack on the Hasidic man to be 'anti-Semitic'... Read more