Jewish teacher stabbed in France by alleged DAESH supporters

Teacher at Jewish school in France stabbed by three alleged DAESH supporters

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Police search the area near where a man was injured in a stabbing, on November 18, 2015 in the southern city of Marseille.

A teacher at a Jewish school, Tziyon Saadon, 57, was stabbed in the southern French city of Marseilles on Wednesday by three people who professed their support for DAESH.

Three attackers on two mini bikes, one of them wearing a DAESH t-shirt, came near the teacher and stabbed him outside his home, Marseilles prosecutor Brice Robin told Reuters.

He said the victim was injured but his life was not in danger.

The attackers showed him a picture on their mobile phone that one militant had killed seven people in the number of attacks in southern France, during 2012.  

Prosecutor Robin added, "The three people insulted, threatened and then stabbed their victim in the arm and leg. They were interrupted by the arrival of a car and fled."

Police prefect Laurent Nunez said that officers were also coming at the scene of crime.

Michele Teboul, the regional president of the Jewish representative group CRIF, said, “I am very shocked. because this is the second incident of its kind in a very short time,” and added she was 'worried' about living under the threat of next possible attacks.

Tension is very high in France after DAESH attacks in Paris, left at least 129 dead and 350 wounded last Friday.  

French President Francois Hollande prepared a proposal for parliament to extend the state of emergency for three months and announced his plan to hire 5,000 police and gendarmes in two years, along with more judicial and customs posts to fend off terror threat inside the country.

TRTWorld and agencies