The alleged perpetrator of the acts, which took place on Thursday October 19, surrendered himself according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. He was taken to the psychiatric infirmary, his custody will resume upon his release.
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The door to the home of a Jewish octogenarian couple was set on fire on Thursday, October 19, in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, France Bleu Paris has learned. “Gasoline was thrown” on the door, where there was a mezuza, a scroll of welcome to the Jewish religion, written in Hebrew, describes the mayor of the 20th arrondissement, Eric Pliez.
An investigation opened for “degradations committed due to religion”
The Paris public prosecutor’s office confirms to France Bleu Paris that the perpetrator surrendered himself to the police. He was placed in police custody before being taken to the psychiatric infirmary; police custody will resume upon his release. An investigation was opened by the Paris public prosecutor’s office on Friday October 20 for “degradations committed due to religion and by means dangerous to people”.
On the social network X (formerly Twitter), Anne Hidalgo “condemns with the greatest firmness this despicable anti-Semitic act“. The mayor of the 20th arrondissement denounces, for his part, “the unfortunate gesture of an unbalanced person, but it is in fact an anti-Semitic act […] and it must be condemned as such“.