A video has emerged on social media showing passengers on the Paris metro engaging in abhorrent chants.
The footage shows a group of individuals shouting "F*** the Jews... Long live Palestine... we are Nazis and proud," creating a climate of fear and intimidation that has no place in civil society.
According to the news site ynetnews.com, the appalling incident has prompted an immediate investigation by French prosecutors, especially as it dovetails with a worrying spike in antisemitic acts across the nation's capital.
Reports indicate a surge in hate incidents, with Stars of David being spray-painted on buildings to mark Jewish residents, a chilling echo of the symbols used to persecute Jews during the Holocaust.
This surge in antisemitic expressions follows the heinous October 7 terror attack by Hamas against Israel, which resulted in tragic loss of life. Since then, France has witnessed a shocking 857 antisemitic incidents, as reported by Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin.
These incidents have ranged from graffiti and verbal harassment to physical assaults and death threats, significantly exceeding the total number of incidents from the previous year in just a matter of weeks.
The 16-second clip from the metro, which has spread rapidly across platforms, illustrates the boldness with which such hate speech is increasingly being voiced. One commuter, capturing the scene on video, expresses their disbelief, their camera phone documenting a moment of raw hatred that has now captured the world's attention.
See the controversial video here: