Zion Saadon, a 45-year-old Jewish Teacher living in the south of France, in Marseille, is the second Jewish teacher accused of lying to the police. He was arrested for claiming that ISIS militants attacked him in November of 2015, just days after the Paris attacks that left 130 dead.
Zion Saadon was insistent on being a victim of rising anti-semitism in France after an overnight hospital stay. The alleged attack had no witnesses and forensic exams proved that Zion Saadon had in fact mutilated his own body with a knife.
After a 3-month investigation, police decided to charge him with lying to the police and disruption. Zion Saadon is due to stand trial this April.
Haaretz Repots that a similar incident happened months before to another Jewish teacher who was arrested for claiming to have been attacked by an “ISIS aggressor:”
“Stephane Aroule, 45, sparked a full-scale terrorist alert when he said a man wearing a balaclava and brandishing a box cutter and scissors had entered the Jean-Perrin nursery school in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers.
Police took Aroule to hospital, but he was quickly released after it was determined that the scratches on his body were self-inflicted.
He confessed under questioning to fabricating the story in an attempt to spread mistrust and suspicion of Muslims.
Aroule was placed under formal criminal investigation for “reporting imaginary crimes” – an offence that is punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine.”