September 27, 2023
victim was Jewish

victim was Jewish

A Jewish man was killed in France by his Muslim roommate, who told police he committed the crime over 100 euros he was owed and because the victim was Jewish, a French Jewish anti-Semitism watchdog group reported Monday.

Suspect turns himself in, says he killed Eyal Haddad with an axe over 100 euros he was owed and because victim was Jewish; community leaders urge probe of antisemitic aspect.

Eyal Haddad, 34, was murdered in Longperrier, just northeast of Paris, on August 20, the National Bureau of Vigilance against Antisemitism said in a statement.

The victim is believed to be from Djerba, Tunisia, and his family lives in Beersheba, Israel.

There has been no official confirmation of the incident from French authorities, but members of the Jewish community have raised the issue on social media and questioned the lack of official responses.

The homicide was allegedly committed by a Muslim suspect. Concern is heightened by the silence surrounding this case.

The alleged perpetrator turned himself in to police, was arrested and placed in detention.

He was identified as Mohamed Dridi.

the suspect declared during his arrest that the victim, who lived with him, owed him 100 euros and had not returned them. He later also confessed that he had killed Haddad because he was Jewish.

The suspect smashed the skull of his victim with an axe, then he burned his face and even began to bury the body.

Damien Rieu, a far-right French activist and member of Eric Zemmour’s party, was the only politician to mention the killing on Twitter.

There is till no press article to inform us about the circumstances of the death of Eyal Haddad.

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