A teenager wielding a machete has attacked a Jewish teacher on his way to work in Marseille, injuring him slightly, in what police said was an antisemitic attack.
“We understand that it’s a clearly antisemitic act, a serious act committed a few dozen metres” from a Jewish school, a police spokesman said. France’s interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, tweeted: “Support for the casualty of the revolting antisemitic aggression in Marseille.”
The strike came nearly two months after another assault, north of Marseille, in which three individuals yelling phrases that were antisemitic and expressing support for Islamic State stabbed at a Jewish teacher, injuring him in the arms, legs and belly.
Jewish schools have police guards at the start and end of each school day.