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Second Jew attacked in France

JTA

May 4, 2010 | 2:07 pm

An elderly Jewish man was attacked with tear gas outside a synagogue in southern France.

The synagogue in the southern French city of Nimes also was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti in the May 2 incident, according to reports.

Three men perpetrated the attack, according to reports.

Sunday’s incident involving a 77-year-old man waiting outside to attend daily prayer services follows an attack April 30 in which a man wearing a kipah was attacked by two knife-wielding men with a metal bar in the in eastern France city of Strasbourg.

With more than half a million members, France has the largest Jewish community in Europe and the third largest of any country worldwide, according to the World Jewish Congress. About 6 million Muslims live in France.

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