French police have arrested four people suspected of an antisemitic hate crime, after they allegedly verbally abused a Jewish family and threw bottles at the car in which the family was seated.
Initial media reports said that the incident happened at 20:40 on Thursday 17th December in the northern Paris suburb of Aubervilliers when the unnamed perpetrators – two adults and two minors – screamed antisemitic abuse at the unnamed family, including “f**k the Jews.” They also rocked the car back and forth and hurled bottles at it. Prior to the assault, the family was listening to music including songs in Hebrew.
On the following day, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin wrote on Twitter: “Yesterday night, during Chanukah, a family from Aubervilliers was assaulted because they are Jewish. In France, in 2020.”
He noted that the perpetrators had been apprehended “very swiftly” by police and would “be punished in relation to the seriousness of these facts.”