François Hollande condems violent assault on Paris couple


French President François Hollande today condemned an attack on a couple by assailants who apparently targeted them because the man is Jewish. The intruders broke into the couple’s apartment on the outskirts of Paris, raped the woman, and stole jewelry and bank cards.

On Thursday, Hollande said these types of violent tragedies did not only hurt the families but that “it’s the best of France that finds itself hurt, broken.”

He said the assault showed that “evil sweeps through our societies” and denounced “a form of violence all the more unbearable because it aims to divide”.


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