Sarkozy Vows to Bring Toulouse Killer to Justice (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gavriel Queenann 03/20/12)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday assured Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu he is determined to bring to justice the killer of
"You can be assured of the total determination of the French
authorities that the perpetrator of this cowardly and ignoble act be
arrested and judged with all the severity required by the gravity and
seriousness of this crime," Sarkozy wrote in a letter his office
"I wish to express my sincerest condolences to you and to all the
people of Israel," he wrote.
His letter came after Netanyahu vowed to aid French authorities in
bringing the killer to justice.
"I promise that the Israeli government will aid the French government
in this task," Netanyahu added. "We would do it anyway – some of the
victims were also Israeli citizens."
Monday´s attack in Toulouse claimed the lives of 30-year-old Rabbi
Jonathan Sandler and his sons Arieh, 5, and Gabriel, 4, as well as
seven-year-old girl Miriam Monsonego. The three children were Franco-
Israeli officials have arranged for the four victims to be
transported to Israel for burial, which is expected Tuesday evening.
Sarkozy, who on Monday denounced the attack as "savagery," was to be
present at the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for the arrival of the
France has launched a massive manhunt for the killer and declared a
terror alert across the southwest.
Police, who previously said they are concerned a serial killer is at
work after ballistics linked Tuesday´s murders to two previous
shootings, believe the attacker may be a neo-nazi.
On March 10, a motorbike-borne gunman shot and killed a paratrooper
in Toulous. And last Thursday, a gunman on a motorbike opened fire on
three uniformed paratroopers of Arab extraction in Montauban, about
30 miles from Toulouse.
French media reported the paratroopers targeted in the second attack
were of Arab origin. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/20/12)
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