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February 4, 2022

Antisemitic incidents in France increased by 75 percent in 2021

By Cnaan Liphshiz

(JTA) — Reports of antisemitic incidents in France increased by 75 percent in 2021, according to the French Jewish community’s main watchdog group.

SPCJ recorded 589 hate crimes against Jews last year, including a 36 percent increase in physical assaults over 2020. The group released its annual report Wednesday.

Incidents targeting people – as opposed to communal buildings and institutions – accounted for 45 percent of all incidents in 2021. Of those, 10 percent were physical assaults.

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