The Bataclan theatre may have been targeted in last night’s deadly Paris terror attacks, ‘due to its Jewish owners,’ according to French magazine Le Point.
At least 127 were killed in a series’ of bombings and mass shootings at five locations in Paris on Friday night.
Attacks across the French capital caused devastation, as the France’s president issued a ‘state of emergency’, closing all the borders.
Earlier reports indicated 100 people had been killed inside the Bataclan theatre, which had been due to host a concert by American band, Eagles Of Death Metal.
In horrific scenes officers stormed the Bataclan concert hall where hostages were being held, but terrorists, wearing suicide belts, blew themselves up, leaving 80 people feared dead.
Scenes of “carnage” were described by witnesses at the Bataclan, who said there was “blood everywhere”.
The French publication Le Point quotes a member of extremist group Army of Islam, who told French authorities in 2011: “We had planned an attack against the Bataclan because its owners are Jews,” according to Times of Israel.
The venue is a target of anti-Zionist protests, due to its support for Israel. The band playing had performed in Tel Aviv’s Barby club in July.
During a visit to the concert hall in the early hours of Saturday morning, president François Hollande, said the country will be “merciless” against those who have attacked them.
He denounced the terror attacks that killed at least 127 people in Paris as an “act of war” and blamed the Islamic State terror group for the carnage.