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Published on 11 September 2017

#LivryGargan - French Jewish family beaten and robbed in home invasion

"You are Jews, you have money," the attackers told the victims before beating them.

Publié le 10 septembre 2017 dans The Jerusalem Post

''You are Jews, you have money" the unidentified attackers told the three family members, reportedly well-known in their community, before brutally beating them while they were blockaded in their home. They told the victims that they were going to ''take money from the Jews to give to the poor.''

The assailants stole jewelry in addition to the cash and credit cards they took from the family. 

The incident is being investigated by French authorities, who are looking into classifying it as a hate crime. They have said they will also look into charging those involved with extortion. 

On Sunday, the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Antisemitism (BNCVA) condemned the attack, calling the ''manifestly antisemitic'' attack ''premeditated.''

The Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France (Crif) joined the BNCVA in denouncing the attack, which they termed ''very violent.'' 

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