it turns out she made it all up. No speculation as to her motivation:
ARIS, July 13 — A Frenchwoman whose report of an anti-Semitic attack on Friday had transfixed the nation admitted today that she had made up the story, the police said. The admission came after the police began to publicly express doubts about her story.
The woman's report on how she had been attacked caused a public outcry in France, which has been seen a sharp increase of anti-Semitic incidents in recent months.
The woman, identified in the French press as Marie L., 23, was taken in for questioning after the police failed to verify any of the information she gave into the attack. She admitted to have fabricated the story, the police said today.