The Jewish symbol was painted in numerous spots across several building fronts in a southern district of the City of Lights. In a frightening reminder of the Holocaust, Jews who live in the suburbs of Paris woke up to several six-point stars painted on their doors and fences. Identical tags appeared over the weekend in suburbs of the city, including Vanves, Fontenay-aux-Roses and Aubervilliers.
In another neighboring town of Saint-Ouen, they were joined by captions like "Palestine will overcome." Others also spray-painted swastikas, widely used symbols of the Nazi Party, next to Jewish institutions.
Students have also been publicly harassed outside of Jewish schools. These attacks, according to the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF), were designed to mirror the way Jews were required by the Nazi regime to wear yellow stars.
"This act of marking recalls the processes of the 1930s and the Second World War, which led to the extermination of millions of Jews," said UEJF President Samuel Lejoyeux. "The people who did this clearly wanted to terrify."
Aubervilliers Mayor Karine Franclet denounced the graffiti as being "in total contradiction with the fundamental values that we hold, including tolerance, equality and mutual respect, particularly in the current context."
Meanwhile, Saint-Ouen Mayor Karim Bouamrane confirmed that his office has filed a complaint to the public prosecutor. "The perpetrators must be prosecuted and punished by the courts with the greatest severity and intransigence," he stated in a post on X.
"We know that it's only a matter of days before we have a situation of people being attacked because they are Jewish," said Yonathan Arfi, president of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions. "That's always the case when we have war in the Middle East." (Related: Thousands protest across Middle East in support of Palestinians amid ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.)
According to French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, the country has already recorded 819 "latent" antisemitic attacks since the conflict between Israel and Hamas began on Oct. 7. He also announced that "more than 414 arrests by police and gendarmes" have already been made.
"I understand the fear of French people of Jewish faith, but I also want to tell them that they are protected by the republic," the interior minister commented.
Other places have also seen a rise in antisemitic attacks. In the U.K., the entire country has also witnessed a rise in such incidents, recording 805 incidents over the last month – an increase of 689 percent. In Germany, the capital Berlin has also seen Stars of David painted on Jewish homes – in a shocking repetition of the Nazi's persecution of Jews in World War II.
The rising antisemitism around the world arrives as Israel wages a brutal war against Hamas, whose 2,500 gunmen crossed the border into Israel from the Gaza Strip last Oct. 7 by land, air and sea, killing over 1,400 people and capturing some 245 hostages of all ages under the cover of thousands of rockets fired at Israeli towns and cities.
Israel has promised to crush Hamas and oust it from power in Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has carried out intensive strikes on Gaza stating it is hitting terror targets while attempting to reduce civilian casualties. Hamas and other terror groups have continued to bombard Israel with rockets, forcing out over 200,000 people from their homes while over a million are frequently forced to run to bomb shelters.
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