A Jewish teenager reported being assaulted near Paris by three men who hit him and called him a "dirty Jew."
The incident occurred on Tuesday in Montreuil, an eastern suburb of Paris, according to a report published Thursday by the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, a French watchdog group. The victim, identified as Ruben Am, 18, sustained several cuts to his face from the hits, BNVCA President Sammy Ghozlan wrote.
According to the BNVCA report, Am said he had been approached near the Robespierre metro station by a tall black man who asked him for a lighter. Then the man asked Am about his religion. Feeling threatened, Am said he was a Moroccan Muslim. But the interlocutor punched him in the face, saying he could not be Muslim, as he attended the Daniel Mayer Jewish vocational school.