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France: Four neo-Nazis arrested for planning 'Jew hunt' during soccer match

The men, aged between 45-53, were affiliated with far-right neo-Nazi groups and had intended on "hunting Jews" during a soccer match in Strasbourg.

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The men, aged between 45-53, were affiliated with far-right neo-Nazi groups and had intended on "hunting Jews" during a soccer match in Strasbourg.

Highlights

  • Four neo-Nazi men in France’s Alsace region were indicted for possessing and trafficking an “impressive” amount of weapons that were intended for use against Jews, prosecutor Edwige Roux-Morizot said on Friday.
  • The men, aged between 45-53, had intended on “hunting Jews” during a soccer match in Strasbourg, she said.
  • French police seized 18 legal and 23 illegal guns and some 120,000 bullets, as well as Neo-Nazi literature, the prosecutor said.
  • Report: Reports of antisemitic incidents in France increased by 75% in 2021, according to Jewish Community Security Service, the French Jewish community’s main watchdog group.