02/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sarkozy Vows 'Zero Tolerance' For Gaza Hate Crimes

ORLEANS, France, Jan 14 (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged "zero tolerance" for anti-Semitic or anti-Muslim acts in France as a series of incidents apparently related to Israel's offensive in Gaza continued.

"Those who want to import violence between different communities into France will find the state on their tracks," Sarkozy said on Wednesday at a New Year's address to police in the town of Orleans in central France.

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