People chat in front of fences set up by French riot police officers as they stand guard in front of the synagogue in Sarcelles, a suburb north of Paris, on July 20, 2014, after clashes following a pro-Palestinian demonstration denouncing Israel"s military campaign in Gaza and showing support to the Palestinian people
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Riot police guard Paris synagogues

French Jews say they are feeling the impact of events in Gaza, with a disturbing rise in anti-semitism.

French Jews say they are feeling the impact of events in Gaza, with a disturbing rise in anti-semitism.

Some Pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Paris in recent weeks have turned violent, with a minority of protesters damaging Jewish shops and threatening synagogues.

The number of French Jews emigrating to Israel stood at over 3,000 last year - and it is rising significantly again this year.

The BBC's religious affairs correspondent Caroline Wyatt reports from Paris.

  • 22 Aug
  • From the section Europe