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Parisian Jews are exasperated and say “We just wanna go home to Isael”

‘I just want to go home to Israel’

Jews living in Paris describe the difficult feelings and emotions they experienced during and after the widespread terror attacks in Paris on Friday night.

Itay Blumenthal, Itamar Eichner, Adam Evenhaim, Becky Azran


Paris awoke to a new reality on Saturday morning. Jews or Israelis may not have been the target of the attacks, but members of the community were taking every precaution in the wake of the terror. “There are orders to close schools and education facilities, both Jewish and public for the coming days, there is widespread panic,” a Hashomer Hatzair representitive, Yonathan Hefetz, said in a conversation with ynet.

The Israeli Embassy has said that all Israeli representatives in Paris are safe, and there were no Israelis known to be among the casualties.

“The feeling in Paris is tough. It’s really tense, “Hafetz said. “We can’t go out. I am currently in Paris’s 4th quarter, the Jewish area, and staying with friends because I couldn’t get home. There are police in the streets. We can see that they are stopping every car in the street and inspecting its passengers.”

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