Police in France arrested two men after the alleged antisemitic assault of a Jewish man knocked unconscious in a lift earlier this month.
The National Bureau for Vigilance against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, a nongovernmental watchdog group, on Wednesday praised police’s “swift identification and arrest” of the two men, according to the BNVCA statement.
In the 6 Aug incident, the victim, identified in the French media only as David S., 29, said he was beaten by two men in the lift of a Paris building where his parents live and called a “dirty Jew.”
The men followed him into the lift, according to his police complaint. David sustained minor injuries to the face and throat.
The incident happened at a residential building in the 19th arrondissement, or district, of Paris, where many Jews live.
David said he was rendered unconscious for several minutes because of the force of the blows.
Medical staff prescribed eight days of rest for David. In France, the number of rest days prescribed to assault victims may affect the sentence passed on offenders in case of a conviction.