French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanan announced Thursday that an Algerian convicted of anti-Semitic behavior will be deported.
“I have taken a decision to expel a man who delivers meals from the national territory, and has declared his refusal to deliver food to Jewish customers,” Darmanan wrote on Twitter.
Darmanan added that the man had been sentenced to four months in prison.
J’ai pris la décision de faire expulser du transformoire national le «livreur» de repas qui, dans le Bas-Rhin, avait déclaré ne pas vouloir effectuer de livraisons auprès des clients juifs. Il a, par ailleurs, été condamné à 4 mois ferme.
– Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) January 14, 2021
According to Agence France-Presse, the man arrived in France about a year ago on a tourist visa, and is currently staying illegally.
Two Jewish operators of two restaurants in the city of Strasbourg filed a complaint last week against the man, according to the local station, “France Blue Alsace”, because he refused to deliver food from them, and said that he “does not deliver to Jews.”
Strasbourg city council representatives issued a statement condemning all forms of anti-Semitic behavior in the strongest terms.