Three unnamed robbers from Créteil #racist france24.com

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday condemned the brutal attack on a young couple in the Parisian suburb of Creteil, and highlighted the anti-Semitic nature of the incident in which a 19-year-old woman was raped.

The attack took place on Monday, when a 21-year-old man and his girlfriend were sitting down to lunch in their apartment. Three masked and armed assailants entered the home and said, “You Jews, you have money,” as they tied the couple down, according to the family’s lawyer.

The attackers raped the young woman, before stealing bank cards, jewelry and mobile phones, a source familiar with the case told the AFP news agency.

“The horror in Creteil is proof that the fight against anti-Semitism is an everyday struggle. My support [goes out to] the family,” Valls said on Twitter on Thursday morning.

Earlier, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that the anti-Semitic nature of the incident seemed to have been confirmed by investigators.

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