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France steps up security around synagogues and Jewish schools

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France will step up security around Jewish schools and synagogues, partly as a response to the current Middle East crisis between Israel and Iran, said Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin.

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin looks on during a visit to the Bordeaux police station, in Bordeaux, western France. File picture: Ludovic Marin, Pool via Reuters

PARIS – France will step up security around Jewish schools and synagogues, partly as a response to the current Middle East crisis between Israel and Iran, said Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on social media platform X.

“As Passover approaches and given the current international situation, I have told local officials to significantly step up security at places visited by our Jewish compatriots, especially with regards to synagogues and Jewish schools,” he wrote.

– REUTERS

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