French authorities filed preliminary charges against three suspects in their investigation of the apparent anti-Semitic attack of 17-year-old Jewish teenager Rudy Haddad as he walked to synagogue on June 21.

According to The Associated Press, a judicial official said last week that two suspects are facing charges of attempted murder with anti-Semitic motives.

The third suspect allegedly took part in clashes between Jewish and black youths the same day that Haddad was attacked not far from the Beth Chaya Mushka Lubavitch girls’ school on rue Petit.

Shortly after the beating, which sent Haddad to the hospital in a coma, Rabbi Mendel Azimov, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in Paris, said that the Jewish community did not fear an increase in anti-Semitism.

“They just want justice to be done,” he said. …