France clears three neo-Nazi suspects in Jewish school shooting (TIMES OF ISRAEL) By MICHAL SHMULOVICH 03/20/12)
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Police now looking into whether killer was Islamic extremist
Police have cleared three neo-Nazi suspects in the killing of three
schoolchildren and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.
The suspects were former soldiers who were discharged from duty for
neo-Nazi activity in 2008.
All three were interrogated by the police.
French authorities now believe the killer was motivated by Islamic
extremism or racism, Israel Radio reported.
It is the third shooting attack in the Toulouse region in just over a
week, and the suspect may be linked to all of them. The previous
shootings targeted and killed soldiers of North African origin.
The soldiers, part of an elite paratrooper regiment, were let go from
the military after a photo of them surfaced of them saluting a Nazi
flag with a swastika.
Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 29, his 4-year-old and 5-year-old sons
Gabriel and Arieh, and 7-year-old Miriam Monsonego were killed Monday
outside the Ozar Hatorah school in the southern French city.
In the attack, a gunman drove a scooter and used a handgun to shoot
and kill the victims. Police believe the killer may have taped the
killing, and think he may plan to post the video on the Internet. (©
2012 THE TIMES OF ISRAEL 03/20/12)
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