Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism Condemns French Arson Attack
Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Kay Granger (R-TX), Marc Veasey (D-TX), and Peter Roskam (R-IL), the co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, issued the following statement in response to recent attacks in France against Jewish establishments, including Tuesday’s arson attack of a kosher supermarket in Créteil on the anniversary of the 2015 Hyper Cacher attack:
“We are appalled by the arson attack against the Promo Stock kosher supermarket near Paris. As we mark three years since the heinous terrorist attack against a Hyper Cacher that left four civilians dead, we see fresh evidence that despite the French government’s commitment to counter radicalization and anti-Semitism, more must be done to ensure the safety and security of France’s Jewish community. We call upon French authorities to take swift action to hold perpetrators of this attack accountable.”
Last week, two kosher shops, Promo Stock and Hyper Cacher, in Créteil were defaced with swastikas. On Tuesday, January 9, the Promo Stock was vandalized and set on fire. This incident comes on the third anniversary of the deadly attack on a Hyper Cacher in 2015.