Blanks Fired At French Synagogue

By: AP
By: AP

PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande is meeting with leaders of the country's Jewish community Sunday after blank bullets were fired on a synagogue west of Paris, and amid renewed concerns about anti-Semitism in France.

A representative of the synagogue in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil says the building was targeted Saturday night and services were cancelled. The representative, who spoke on condition of anonymity because a police investigation is under way, said no one was hurt in the incident.

Hollande is meeting Sunday with Jewish community leaders Richard Prasquier and Joel Mergui.

Police carried out raids across France on Saturday after DNA on a grenade that exploded last month at a kosher grocery store led them to a suspected jihadist cell of young Frenchmen recently converted to Islam.


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