Halimi Suspect Extradited
The main suspect in the kidnap and murder of Jewish salesman Ilan Halimi was extradited to France at the weekend but has allegedly claimed anti-semitism was not a motive.
Youssef Fofana, who was arrested in the Ivory Coast last month after he was named as the leader of the gang suspected of Halimiís death, was reported to have told officials the crime was financially motivated.
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Officials have since confirmed that four of six men the gang had tried to abduct previously are Jewish.
Less than a week after 30,000 people attended a rally against anti-semitism in Halimiís honour, there were three separate attacks against young Jews in the northern Paris suburb of Sarcelles.
Late on Friday, rabbiís son Eliyahu Brami, 17, had his nose broken in a street attack while Yacob Boccara, 18, was on the receiving end of anti-Semitic threats. The following night a 28-year-old man was beaten by men who made anti-semitic remarks.
Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy wrote to the families of the victims promising swift action in bringing the perpetrators to justice.
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