One injured in French kosher supermarket explosion

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A package bomb exploded last Wednesday (Sept. 19) inside a suburban kosher grocery store near Paris, France. One person was wounded.

The explosion in Sarcelles (Val d’Oise) happened after two hooded individuals dressed in black entered the store in the morning, placed the package and threw what may have been a rock or a Molotov cocktail, according to different accounts from people on scene, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

It is still unclear whether the incident is connected to the riots that broke out in the Middle East after a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad was recently posted on YouTube, or connected to the decision by a French newspaper to publish caricatures representing the prophet.

Sixty-thousand people reside in Sarcelles, many of them Jews. “We might be Jews but this is our country, our life is here and we won’t be scared away easily. I just don’t understand why the police doesn’t take more drastic measures against those Muslim rioters,” said Charlie Levy, an owner of a business close the supermarket.

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