UA Jewish woman was stabbed in her home in Lyon, France, this Saturday, and “the motive for the attack could be anti-Semitic”, revealed the Lyon Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP).
According to the agency France Presse, the MP opened an investigation after the “attempted murder”, adding, however, that the victim’s life was not in danger and that, so far, “no arrests have been made”.
“The initial conclusions led the Lyon Public Prosecutor’s Office to open an investigation into attempted murder aggravated by the fact that the act may have been caused by an anti-Semitic motive,” said the public prosecutor’s office.
According to a police source, the events occurred at noon.
According to a statement from the victim, someone rang the doorbell, the woman opened it and the individual stabbed her twice.
The man was dressed in dark clothes, with his face partially covered and fled after the incident.
A swastika is painted on the door of the victim’s home, but it is “not possible” to date it at this time, the source said.
This attack comes in a context of an increase in anti-Semitic acts in France since the start of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, on October 7th. The French Interior Ministry recorded at least 857 anti-Semitic acts and 425 arrests in the country over the last month.
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