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Two young men involved in the death of Jeremy Cohen- a Jewish man who allegedly died in an antisemitic attack- surrendered themselves to the French police, as reported on Wednesday.

Cohen, a young French Jewish man who was fatally hit by a tram in mid-February after being assaulted outside Paris supposedly was a victim of an antisemitic attack, according to his family. In relation to the same, the two suspects aged 27 and 23, were taken into custody on Tuesday.

Cohen’s death was reported as a “pedestrian being run over,” but video footage released by his family last week showed the moments leading to his death and indicated that the incident could have been triggered by an assault. In the video, Cohen, who was 31, is seen being attacked by several members of a large group before running away from the crowd onto the tram’s tracks, his family said.

During the incident, Cohen died while wearing his kippah. His family claimed that he was targeted by the gang seen in the video for this reason alone. 

Throughout the investigation, French officials have not mentioned the possibility of antisemitism, thus showing a lax response to the hate against Jews.

 

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