France fears that the Israeli conflict will somehow extend to French territory, where there is an important Jewish community. There have been fifty antisemitic acts since Saturday. The spokesperson of Government, Olivier Véranwarned this Wednesday that Paris wants to “avoid an escalation” and prevent “the conflict from being imported” to France. He has insisted that the Jewish community has “full protection.”
This warning comes after it is known that there are 20 detainees for the anti-Semitic attacks committed since last weekend on French soil. Three foreigners who are going to be expelled from the country for this. The data has been given by the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmaninwho visited a Jewish school near Paris on Wednesday accompanied by the Minister of Education, Gabriel Attal.
At the moment, security has been reinforced in about 500 sensitive places, synagogues and Jewish schools. About 10,000 gendarmes and police are watching them, according to the Interior. In France, anti-Semitic acts are not isolated. 90% of students of this religious denomination say they have been victims of some act or threat, according to a survey by the IFOP study center commissioned by the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF).
On Monday, a demonstration was held in Paris in support of this population. On Thursday there are two calls in support of Palestine, but they have been prohibited by the Police Prefecture considering that they may be conflictive and, above all, end in an apology for anti-Semitism. On Tuesday, some rallies were dispersed, also under the Palestinian flag for this reason.
He New Anticapitalist Partyfor example, is being investigated by apology for antisemitism and terrorism after showing his support for “the Palestinian resistance” after the attacks of Hamas, which he did not condemn. The prime minister, Elisabeth Bornerecalled yesterday that “France will not tolerate any anti-Semitic act or statement.”