A 10-year-old French schoolgirl has been rushed to hospital after being assaulted by her classmates in a series of antisemitic attacks.
The pupil, who attends a school in Paris’s 18th arrondissement, was insulted and beaten by her classmates for several days in a row.
At the hospital the girl, identified only as “Ness”, was diagnosed with “visible contusion to her stomach and rib cage” and she required a 10-day recovery period.
The incident was reported to France’s ministry of education by the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Antisemitism (BNVCA).
The girl’s mother had complained to police about repeated attacks on her daughter by a group of classmates at the public school she attended. The girl has now been moved to a different school.
In a second incident, BNVCA also reported that unidentified individuals had written antisemitic slogans on the side of a home belonging to Jewish family in the eastern Paris suburb of Noisy le Grand.
The group said the daubing was part of a campaign of intimidation against the family that owns the building.
The most recent graffiti read: “Screw the s****y Jews, death to Jews, long live Palestine.”
The same family have previously found an envelope featuring the words Allahu akbar – Arabic for “God is the greatest” — with 9-millimeter bullets inside in their post box.
They later received another envelope with a bullet for an AK-47 assault rifle and the words: “The next one is for you”.
BNVCA said the incidents were expressions of what can be classified “new antisemitism” — assaults in which culprits cite Israel and its conflict with the Palestinians to justify violence or hostility toward individual Jews.