French prosecutors omit hate crimes charges against burglars said to target Jews

Prosecutors in France did not include the aggravated element of a hate crime in the indictments of three men who allegedly singled out a Jewish family for a burglary at their home.

In the 2017 incident, the suspects are accused of breaking into the Paris-area home of Roger Pinto, the president of Siona, a group that represents Sephardic Jews.

The attackers, two of whom were wearing masks, beat Pinto’s son and wife in the home in the north-eastern suburb of Livry Gargan. One of the burglars said “You Jews have money,” according to the family members.

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