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“Pno one can deny this anti-Semitic surge. » Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced Monday that “366 anti-Semitic acts” had been recorded in France within the first quarter of 2024, an “increase of 300% compared to the first three months of 2023”.

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“No one can deny the fact that it is estimated that French Jews represent 1% of the French population, but that more than 60% of anti-religious acts are anti-Semitic acts,” declared the pinnacle of presidency in a speech through the thirty eighth dinner of the Crif (Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France) in Paris. He added that there had been 1,200 anti-Semitic acts between the October 7 assault and the tip of 2023, 3 times greater than in all of 2022.

Faced with this improve, “not an act must go unpunished, not an anti-Semite must have peace of mind”, affirmed the Prime Minister, promising to “demonstrate exemplary firmness in each act”.

“Islamism, a serious danger”

Deploring that it’s not attainable to know exactly the quantity and convictions for acts dedicated due to faith, he introduced that he had requested the Minister of Justice, Éric Dupond-Moretti, “to find the means to implement is carrying out a census of these cases and convictions throughout France.

“Islamism is a serious danger for our Republic and one of the most dangerous, most destructive faces of anti-Semitism,” he also affirmed, promising to “tackle Islamism and separatism head-on.” “.

Attal is “ashamed” by listening to Mélenchon

The head of presidency additionally attacked La France insoumise and its chief Jean-Luc Mélenchon “I have often been ashamed lately […]. Shame when listening to certain elected officials from La France insoumise talk about “resistance movement” about Hamas. “Shame to see the LFI leader stirring up hatred, committing the most outrageous innuendoes. Yes, he should be ashamed of never having a word for the victims of October 7, ashamed of always avoiding this tragedy,” denounced Attal.

READ ALSO Marine Le Pen says she had “deep” disagreements along with her father over anti-SemitismThe Prime Minister additionally criticized the National Rally, saying: “Let us not be fooled by the absolute cynicism of those who say they support the French Jews out of an anti-Muslim reflex.”

Just a few days after pro-Palestinian mobilizations within the scholar world, primarily at Sciences Po in Paris, Gabriel Attal lastly assured that “there will never be a right to blockade” as a result of “we will never accept that a manipulated minority claims make the law “.