Toulouse Victims to be Buried in Israel (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gavriel Queenann 03/19/12)
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Foreign Ministry officials on Monday said the Israeli consulate in
Marseille is handling arrangements for the four victims of the
Toulouse shooting to be returned home for burial.
"After the appalling murders in Toulouse, the Israeli Embassy in
Paris, as well as the Israeli Consulate in Marseille, have contacted
the bereaved families and learned of their desire to bring their
loved ones to Israel for burial," a statement said.
"The Government of Israel has therefore decided to transfer the
coffins to Israel as soon as possible, with the cooperation and
assistance of Israel´s representatives in France and in coordination
with the French authorities," it continued.
It concluded, "The names of the victims are: Rabbi Jonathan Sandler,
Gabriel Sandler (age 4), Arieh Sandler (age 5), Miriam Monsonego (age
Monday morning at or around 08:00 hours a motorcycle-riding gunman
gunned down the four Jews outside the Otzar HaTorah day school.
The attack was the third such attack in recent days, but the first to
target France´s Jewish community. Previous attacks targeted French
paratroopers in southern France.
French prosecutors – who decried Monday´s attack as "savagery" – say
it is too soon to classify the murders as hate crimes or terrorism,
adding they are concerned the mass murders are the work of a "serial
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday vowed to aid French
authorities in bringing the perpetrator to justice.
"I promise that the Israeli government will aid the French government
in this task," Netanyahu said. "We would do it anyway – some of the
victims were also Israeli citizens." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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