France: Man Charged With Attempted Murder for Stabbing Strasbourg Jew

The scene of Friday's attack in Strasbourg. (Meni Bromer, Strasbourg)
The scene of Friday’s attack in Strasbourg. (Meni Bromer, Strasbourg)

A Muslim man who stabbed a religious Jew while shouting “All-hu Akbar” in Strasbourg, France, on Friday was charged with attempted murder for the attack, judicial sources in France said Saturday.

The attack, in Strasbourg’s Jewish quarter, left Shalom HaLevy, 62, in a light-to-moderate condition.

In his interrogation, the terrorist admitted that he had attacked HaLevy because of his Jewish attire. He reportedly used a 4-inch kitchen knife to stab HaLevy.

The terrorist, who has a record of anti-Semitic violence and mental health problems, was remanded into custody and held under psychiatric observation.

All are asked to daven for the complete refuah of Shalom Dov-Ber ben Mazalah.

In January of this year, a 15-year-old youth attacked a kippah-wearing man on his way to shul for Shacharis with a machete in Marseilles. The neighborhood where the attack took place has a large Jewish population.