According to a report from Le Parisien, the door of a retired Jewish couple’s home was set on fire in the night of Thursday to Friday in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. A suspect has been placed in custody at the 2nd District of the Judicial Police (DPJ) in Paris. Around 5 am, on Rue Télégraphe, two individuals allegedly sprayed the entrance door with gasoline before setting it on fire. A mezuzah was found on the door.
Since the outbreak of the war in Israel on October 7th, anti-Semitism has witnessed an unprecedented escalation in Europe.
The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation for destruction by a dangerous means due to religion and has seized the 2nd DPJ.
Mohammed B., a 25-year-old with no prior police record, has admitted to setting fire to the couple’s door. He has been taken into custody. He claimed to have heard voices and has been admitted to the I3P, the psychiatric infirmary of the Paris police prefecture.
On Friday, a teenager was arrested near the synagogue in Strasbourg armed with a knife.