AJC, Outraged over Paris Gang Attack, Prays for Recovery of Jewish Teen

Suite à la violente attaque dont a fait l'objet un jeune juif de 17 ans, samedi 21 juin, l'American Jewish Committee souhaite exprimer sa plus vive émotion et témoigne toute sa solidarité envers sa famille, que nous avons rencontré jeudi 26 juin. Nous allons voir ensemble comment lui apporter le soutien le plus utile.

Communiqué de presse de l'AJC.

June 22, 2008 – The American Jewish Committee (AJC) expressed shock and anger over a Saturday night gang attack in Paris that left Rudy Haddad, a 17-year-old French Jew, in intensive care with severe head injuries. French Jewish community leaders described the assault on the teenager, a member of the Lubavitch Beth Haya Mouchka synagogue, as one of the most brazen and violent anti-Semitic attacks on a Paris street.

“No words can adequately convey our outrage over this senseless assault, which has threatened the life of a promising young man and caused incalculable pain to the Haddad family and the wider French Jewish community,” said AJC Executive Director David A. Harris.

“In solidarity with his family and community, we pray for the full recovery of this latest innocent victim of hate," said Harris. "We welcome President Sarkozy’s condemnation of the attack and his commitment to find and prosecute the perpetrators of this unspeakable crime."

AJC has a long involvement with the Jewish community in France. The global advocacy organization maintains an office in Paris, headed by Valérie Hoffenberg.

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