Algerian deported from France over anti-Semitism

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Ahmed Rouaba BBC News

France has deported an Algerian delivery man for refusing to take orders from Jewish restaurants.

The 19-year-old Deliveroo rider had sparked a scandal in January when he declined orders from two Kosher restaurants in the Alsace region saying, “I do not serve Jewish customers”.

He was then sentenced to four months in prison and the Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced on 14 January he had decided to “expel the delivery man from the national territory”.

After serving his prison sentence the Algerian has been deported to his country, Mr Darmanin confirmed Saturday in a tweet saying: “As I promised the delivery man who refused to serve Jewish customers has been expelled today”.