More on that murder in Paris...
It's looking more and more like an anti-semitic act.
French Jewish community security sources have joined the family of murdered Paris Jew Ilan Halimi in blaming anti-Semitism for the killing.
“We think there is anti-Semitism in this affair,” Rafi, Ilan’s brother in law, told EJP.
"First because the killers tried to kidnap at least two other Jews and secondly because of what they said on the phone. When we said we didn’t have 500,000 euros to give them they answered we should go to the synagogue and get it,” Rafi stressed.
“They also recited verses from the Koran. We didn’t know what they were saying but the police told us."
Ilan’s mother, Ruth, revealed to the press that the police told the family to ignore the gang’s attempts to contact them for five critical days, after which his son was found near death outside a city, 30 kilometres from Paris.
She also accused police of ignoring the anti-Semitic motivation of the murder in order not to alienate Muslims.
“If Ilan hadn’t been Jewish, he wouldn”t have been murdered,” she said.
French daily Le Monde revealed that one of the people arrested told police that the gang had chosen “Jewish targets.”