Jewish woman raped in home invasion near Paris

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The Paris suburb of Creteil. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Paris suburb of Creteil. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Three armed men broke into a home in the Paris suburb of Creteil on Monday, raped a 19-year-old woman, and robbed the home, reportedly saying it was “because you are Jewish.”

French authorities have arrested two suspects, while a third suspect remains at large.

According to reports in the French media, the assailants, armed with guns and a rifle, broke into a home belonging to the parents of a young man who was there with his girlfriend, forcefully separated the couple and held the man down while raping his partner. They then reportedly stole valuables from the house and used the couple’s ATM cards to withdraw cash.

The victims told the police that the assailants demanded their credit cards and PIN numbers, threatening them not to pretend that they did not have money because “we know you are Jewish.”

A police official told French media that it was “too early to tell” whether the couple were targeted because they were Jewish.

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