Two 13-year-old boys charged with gang rape of 12-year-old Jewish girl; suspected to be motivated by antisemitism

Antisemitic Rape in Paris Protesters hold a placard which reads as "Raped because she is Jewish" and wave an Israeli flag as they gather to condemn the alleged antisemitic gang rape of a 12 year-old Jewish girl, at the Paris city hall square on June 19, 2024. (Alain Jocard/AFP)

Mathew 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Important Takeaways:

  • Third suspect indicted for anti-Jewish threats as attack sends shockwaves through France; Macron decries ‘scourge,’ urges schools to discuss hatred of Jews
  • The girl told police she was approached by three boys aged between 12 and 13 while she was in a park near her home with a friend and dragged into a shed on Saturday evening in the northwestern Paris suburb of Courbevoie.
  • The girl said she had been called a “dirty Jew,” another police source said.
  • One of the boys asked her questions about “her Jewish religion” and Israel, the source added, citing the child’s statement to investigators.
  • Two of them, both aged 13, were charged with gang rape, antisemitic insults and violence and issuing death threats, and ordered to remain in custody.
  • According to Le Parisien, one of the suspects was the girl’s former boyfriend, who confessed to the attack and said he had acted out of revenge after she hid her religious identity from him.

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