Incident Summary:

01/09/2018: Assailants set fire to a kosher grocery store in Creteil, Ile-de-France, France. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that anti-Semitic extremists carried out the attack and noted that anti-Semitic graffiti had been painted on the store the previous week.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Promo & Destock
Specific Description Kosher Grocery Store
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Local officials also noted that the neighborhood had recently experienced conflict between shopkeepers and drug dealers.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Semitic extremists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Paris - French kosher store burns down on attack anniversary," AFP (North European Service), January 9, 2018.
"Anti-Semitic fears after Paris arson; WORLD BULLETIN," The Daily Telegraph (London), January 10, 2018.
"France: fire destroys Paris kosher store on attack anniversary," EuroNews, January 9, 2018.