The 12-year-old boy was hit and punched in the back of his head Monday afternoon as he left the Ozar Hatorah School in southeast Paris, the school’s human resources director, Katia Normal, said Tuesday. She said the aggressors were two boys a couple of years older than the victim who recited anti-Semitic slogans.
It happened about 100 meters from the entrance and therefore out of sight of the police officers guarding the school.
Jean-Paul Amoyelle, president of the Ozar Hatorah network in France, lamented Monday’s beating.
“There was a feeling of solidarity for our schools after this drama (in Toulouse),” he told The Associated Press. “Now I fear that this has provoked a hostile reaction, shown by the attitude of these boys who called him dirty Jew and beat him up.”
“We have to be vigilant, because this could lead to more aggression,” he said.
Fortunately, the victim was not seriously injured.