According to well informed sources, Elie Dahan, who is the rabbi of the community in northern France, was violently attacked by a 20-year-old Black man while walking in the corridors of the Paris north station.
Dahan declared: “I arrived from Lille and was walking in the Paris station when the man, who was accompanied by a woman, turned at me and shouted: dirty Jew, you are looking at me. I will smash your face dirty Jew.”
“He then knocked and punched me in the face before running away,” he added.
A 33-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday but police said his motivations appeared ’confused’ rather than religious and they suspected he may have been drunk.