Anti-Muslim bombings in Paris, Cannes and Nice
|Anti-Muslim bombings in Paris, Cannes and Nice|
|Part of Terrorism in France|
|Location||Paris, Cannes and Nice, France|
|Date||October 4, 1972
December 19, 1988
|Target||French Muslim immigrants|
|Perpetrators||French and European Nationalist Party|
The Anti-Muslim bombings in Paris, Cannes and Nice were a series of three terror bombings carried out by anti-Muslim extremists in French cities in the 1970s and 1980s.
On 9 May 1988, a second attack occurred when a Sonacotra hostel in Cannes that was frequented by North African immigrants was bombed, injuring two people. On December 19 of the same year, 2 firebombs exploded in a hostel for immigrant workers from North Africa in Cagnes-sur-Mer, a town located about 7 miles from Nice, injuring twelve people and killing one. Although police spokesmen reported that most of the residents in the building in Cagnes-sur-Mer were Tunisian, the lone fatality was George Iordachescu, a Romanian exile.
The bombers posed as an extremist Zionist group, calling themselves the Masada Action and Defense Movement (French: Mouvement d'Action et Défense Masada), and leaving anti-Islam leaflets bearing Stars of David at the scene of one of the 1988 bombings. The Zionist moniker ended up being a false flag and in 1989, 18 members of the neo-Nazi French and European Nationalist Party were arrested for the bombings, which had been intended to provoke tensions between Arabs and Jews in France.
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