A 17-year-old French-Jewish student from the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse, where Muslim extremist Mohammed Merah went on a shooting spree in March and killed three children and a rabbi, was a victim of a violent attack on Thursday on a train traveling from Toulouse to Lyon.
Two 18-year-olds of North African descent reportedly attacked the student while he was traveling to visit his family. The victim, who boarded the train on Wednesday, was wearing a Star of David around his neck.
According to a source in the French Interior Ministry, “During the ride the victim rose to use one of the bathrooms on board. The two attackers waited for him and severely beat him all over his body. Only after a fellow passenger and train ushers intervened did the violent attack against the youth stop.”