French Authorities have opened up an investigation after a grandmother of Israeli politician Sharren Haskel was violently assaulted outside her home this week.

According to Kan News, the 88-year-old woman was attacked by two Arabs after leaving her home in Val-d’Oise, north of Paris. One of the Arabs allegedly punched her in the face, breaking her teeth and knocked her to the floor.

As she lay on the ground, the attacker reportedly continued to kick her in the back while shouting antisemitic slurs, including “Dirty Jew, dirty old lady, this is what you deserve.”

The victim, who had to seek medical attention for injuries to her back, knees, shoulder, and right wrist, believes she was targeted because of her necklace.

“I think they saw my Star of David necklace, otherwise they wouldn’t know,” she told the Israeli news outlet.  

Reacting to the disturbing news of her grandmother’s assault, Haskel took to social media to slam France’s failure in curbing the rising tide of antisemitism engulfing the country.

“Antisemitism in France has been on the rise for a long time. Since October 7, it has become unbearable, and the government of France ignores it,” Haskel wrote on X.

Haskel also accused French President Emmanuel Macron of perpetuating “blood libels” against Israel, which she believes has contributed to the suffering of the Jewish community in France, including reported incidents of rape, and murder.

“The Israeli government must lead the fight against the explosion of antisemitism,” she urged. “Jewish communities around the world are inseparable from us, and we have a great responsibility towards them.”

    Young Bruce July 4, 2024 2:19 pm

    So was anyone arrested? No surveillance video?? It’s open season in Jewish people – to hell with these animals- we must always be vigilant and protect ourselves, our parents, and children- we can’t be silent and must be prepared

    Susan Levy July 4, 2024 2:27 pm

    You need to carry pepper spray and/or tazers. Especially if you are wearing a Star of David or kippa.
    How pathetic that Arabs need to attack an elderly defenseless woman. They are pitiful and beyond shameful.

    Debra Klein Hall July 4, 2024 3:48 pm

    This is unforgivable. What cowards attacking a defenseless woman. I hope she recovers because as an elder myself, I know how much harder it is to get one’s health back from an injury. May she be blessed. I hope France pays attention and gets these people not letting them off the hook. It is seeming like the 1930s and 40s in Europe again for Jews. Scary.!

    Juliana DelMonte July 5, 2024 12:51 am

    Come to Israel! My mom made Aliyah at 77 and the government gave her a lovely 1 room apartment in a building for senior citizens and a small monthly stipend. Love to see all Jews come home.

Comments (4)