Talsmann for en jødisk paraplyorganisasjon i Frankrike sier angrepet på den jødiske skolen i Toulouse ikke var tilfeldig. Det var et antisemittisk angrep.
Gil Taieb, a vice president of the CRIF, France’s Jewish umbrella group, told The Jerusalem Post he had no doubt the attack was a hate crime.
“For someone to locate this school in a place like Toulouse means he knew what he was doing,” Taieb said. “He went there to kill Jews.”
Taieb said the community was in a state of shock.
“There are occasional anti-Semitic attacks but they are small, nothing like this,” he said. “We haven’t had something like this in at least ten years.“
Det bor 500.000 jøder i Frankrike, en av de største kommuniteter utenfor Israel. Skulle det vise seg at angrepet var politisk vil det kunne få store ringvirkninger for jøder i Frankrike, og i andre land der flerkulturen betyr økt antisemittisme.