She was allegedly shot 11 times before being burned. A neighbor has already threatened to burn, according to Le Parisien. The judicial police opened an investigation
According to the newspaper The Parisian, a woman was found dead by firefighters at her home Friday night in Paris, 60 avenue Philippe Auguste. They came to extinguish a fire around 18:30.
The 85-year-old lady, Mireille K., was of Jewish origin.
"I had his son on the phone," says Sammy Ghozlan, director of BNVCA (National Office of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism). His family is very affected.
According to her son, she was shot eleven times before being burned.
"According to a police source, writes The Parisian cited by the BNVCA, the victim had deposited handrails against a local resident who had threatened to burn him. The latter was seen in his apartment. The investigation was handed over to the federal police. "
"A neighbor of Arab origin was arrested by the police," Sammy Ghozlan adds.
Mireille K. and her husband were two survivors of the Holocaust, adds Ghozlan, who draws a parallel with the Sarah Halimi case, which took place in the neighboring borough.
On April 3, 2017, Sarah Halimi was badly beaten before being defenestrated by a neighbor, Kobili Traore, who acknowledged the facts, but denied having acted for antisemitic reasons.
After months of legal battles and a report from the psychiatric expert going in this direction, the investigating judge acknowledged the antisemitic motive of the crime. The date of the trial has not yet been decided.
The Halimi affair has become emblematic of a Jewish community feeling alone in its fight against "ordinary anti-Semitism".