France's Union of Jewish Students (UEJF), which last week forced Twitter
to remove anti-Semitic posts under threat of legal action, said Monday
it wanted the micro-blogging site to take off a new volley of hate
The UEJF on Friday said that Twitter had agreed to take down many offending tweets that have recently flooded the site.
They bore the hashtag #unbonjuif (#AGoodJew), frequently followed by comments such as: "#AGoodJew is a dead Jew".
UEJF lawyer Stephane Lilti told AFP Monday that 50 new messages were
sighted over the weekend using a new keyword #unjuifmort (A Dead Jew).
"We are giving a few days for these tweets that we have drawn attention to to be taken off," Lilli said.
SPCJ Jewish security watchdog said two weeks ago that anti-Semitic acts
surged by 45 percent since the start of the year and were given fresh
impetus by attacks by Islamic extremist Mohamed Merah.
on a shooting rampage in March in and around the southern city of
Toulouse, killing a rabbi, three Jewish children and three French
paratroopers two of them Muslim before being shot dead in a police