Over 30 Jewish graves were badly vandalized in the southern French city of Nice two days after Merah died in a firefight with French police last week.
According to reports, the vandals tore off 22 Stars of David that were affixed on candle lamps built into the tombstones.
The large cemetery in the eastern part of the city has some 600 graves, mostly non-Jewish, but the damage was only inflicted on Jewish graves, the district’s head of investigations said.
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A French Muslim of Tunisian origin has attempted to set fire to his daughter’s face after she went out on a date with a Jewish boy.
A Lebanese-born man who shot at young Chasidic Jewish children on a bus on the Brooklyn Bridge in March 1995, killing a 16-year-old boy and seriously wounding several others, has admitted that his aim was “to kill Jews”.
He previously refused to give a reason.
He is already serving a prison sentence of over 100 years for murder, so the new information will not be used to pursue a further hate crime charge, prosecutors say.