Hollande says 'intolerable' for French Jews to have to hide skullcaps

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Paris (AFP)

President Francois Hollande on Wednesday rejected as "intolerable" the idea that fear of attack would prompt French Jews to "hide".

"It is intolerable that in our country citizens should feel so upset and under assault because of their religious choice that they would conclude that they have to hide," Hollande said following Monday's attack on a kippa-wearing teacher in the southern city of Marseille.