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The appearance of swastikas in Paris and Strasbourg is being investigated in France

The appearance of swastikas in Paris and Strasbourg is being investigated in France

The French prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation due to anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas that appeared the day before on the streets of Strasbourg and Paris, BFMTV reported.

Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on buildings in the Vauban quarter of Strasbourg near the school building.

“Hatred of Jews is once again manifesting itself on a large scale on our streets. Punishment for anti-Semitism must be merciless,”  Strasbourg city councilor Pierre Yakubovich wrote on the social network X.

He indicated that the parents of schoolchildren reported the appearance of the graffiti to the police.
Anti-Semitic threatening graffiti was painted, among other things, on the walls of the European School of Strasbourg and on the building of the city academy, which filed a complaint against this act. The Strasbourg prosecutor’s office began an investigation into the incident.

Later in the day, swastikas were also discovered in the 17th arrondissement of Paris.

The mayor of the district, Geoffroy Boulard, condemned the offense on the social network X, qualifying it as a “justification for terrorism.” District authorities contacted the prosecutor’s office.

The day before, a man and a woman from Moldova were detained in France in connection with the appearance of graffiti in the form of Stars of David in Paris. They are deported from the country. The couple were detained on Monday after the discovery of images of the Star of David on the walls of a school in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. The detainees were found with stencils and cans of paint.

Earlier it became known that, amid an increase in the number of acts of anti-Semitism in France, on Tuesday night in one of the districts of Paris, Stars of David were painted on residential buildings. Dozens of houses in the 14th arrondissement in the south of the city were covered with Jewish religious symbols. Applied with spray paint through a stencil, blue stars were visible on shutters and walls of residential buildings and office buildings. Similar images appeared in the suburbs of Paris.

In France, anti-Semitic actions have become more frequent amid the worsening Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin reported that after October 7, 857 acts of anti-Semitism were registered in France, and 425 people were detained.