Stabbing attack in France, one person severely injured
Three Jewish men, including a rabbi, were attacked in the French city of Marseille this morning (Saturday). The group was walking to the morning’s prayers when a man attacked them with a knife, all the while yelling anti-Semitic remarks.
According to French media, the rabbi and a congregant were walking to the morning’s prayers when a man attacked them with a knife. A second congregant rushed to intervene and was stabbed in the process. The first two are believed to have avoided any physical harm.
The wounded victim is a woman in her fifties. She was stabbed twice in the stomach and badly wounded, but doctors say that her injuries are not life-threatening.
The assailant is described as a 30-year-old man with a history of mental illnessand violence. He continued to make anti-Semitic comments to the police after they showed up and arrested him. The local police commissioner says that preliminary questioning suggests he was strongly inebriated and that they do not believe the attack was premeditated.