“Hatred grows”: Jews flee anti-semitic violence in France

A rioter gestures, during clashes with riot police, following a pro-Palestinian demonstration, in Sarcelles, north of Paris, Sunday, July 20, 2014.  French youth defying a ban on a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive went on a rampage in a Paris suburb, setting fire to cars and garbage cans after a peaceful demonstration. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

A rioter gestures, during clashes with riot police, following a pro-Palestinian demonstration, in Sarcelles, north of Paris, Sunday, July 20, 2014. French youth defying a ban on a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive went on a rampage in a Paris suburb, setting fire to cars and garbage cans after a peaceful demonstration. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Anti-semitic violence escalates in France, and the Jewish community is fleeing the country for Israel, a nation itself under constant attack in recent days.

On Sunday, a pro-Palestinian activists clashed with the Jewish community in Paris’s Sarcelles district, aka “Little Jerusalem”, where chants of “Gas the Jews” and “Kill the Jews were reported by local residents. The rally saw Jewish businesses vandalized and cars left burning in the street.

Rioters also threw molotov cocktails at a nearby synagogue.

Rioters face riot police, following a pro-Palestinian demonstration, in Sarcelles, north of Paris, Sunday, July 20, 2014.  French youth defying a ban on a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive went on a rampage in a Paris suburb, setting fire to cars and garbage cans after a peaceful demonstration. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Rioters face riot police, following a pro-Palestinian demonstration, in Sarcelles, north of Paris, Sunday, July 20, 2014. French youth defying a ban on a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive went on a rampage in a Paris suburb, setting fire to cars and garbage cans after a peaceful demonstration. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The government had banned a protest in the neighborhood planned for Saturday, but pro-Palestinian activists defied the order. Posters advertised the rally and encouraged people to bring weapons including hammers, fire extinguishers and batons for a  “raid on the Jewish district”.

Several shops were damaged including a kosher supermarket and a funeral home by the attackers.

Riot police officers walk in the street of Sarcelles, during clashes with rioters, following a pro-Palestinian demonstration, in Sarcelles, north of Paris, Sunday, July 20, 2014.  French youth defying a ban on a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive went on a rampage in a Paris suburb, setting fire to cars and garbage cans after a peaceful demonstration. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Riot police officers walk in the street of Sarcelles, during clashes with rioters, following a pro-Palestinian demonstration, in Sarcelles, north of Paris, Sunday, July 20, 2014. French youth defying a ban on a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive went on a rampage in a Paris suburb, setting fire to cars and garbage cans after a peaceful demonstration. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

France is home to around half a million Jews, the largest community in any European country. The Huffington Post reports, “More than a thousand Jews have made aliyah (the term used when Jews immigrate to Israel) in the past 10 days, according to the Israeli government.”

Glenn wrote the following in response to the news:

Hatred grows and so must the light.

I warned of this five or six years ago. It seemed crazy then. But when you couple Marxism with economic turmoil you, historically speaking, usually end up with hatred of the Jews. This is tragic.

We must stand up for love. Christians stand for those under attack globally who are Jewish and those who are Jewish, stand with us as we find our voice on the Christians in Iraq.

Faith knows no political party. Hope is non-denominational and love is the arms and hands of charity.

Donate to help the IDF and/or those Christians under persecution in the Middle East. With malice toward none and charity for all.