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Victims of France shooting buried in Jerusalem
Published Wednesday 21/03/2012 (updated) 22/03/2012 11:41
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Volunteers carry one of the coffins bearing a slain victim into a van from the
Ozar Hatorah Jewish school two days after a shooting in Toulouse, southwestern
France, after it was unloaded from an airplane in Ben Gurion airport in Lod
near Tel Aviv, March 21, 2012. (Reuters/Shuki Lerer, ZAKA, HO)
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Three Jewish children and a rabbi shot dead at a Jewish school in France were buried in Jerusalem on Wednesday in a funeral where one Israeli official said the attack was inspired by "wild animals made crazy by their hatred."

Their bodies were wrapped in burial shrouds in accordance with orthodox tradition after being flown overnight from France.

The funeral took place in a hill-top cemetery at the entrance to Jerusalem as police in the French city of Toulouse lay siege to a house where the suspected shooter, who claimed to be a member of al-Qaida, was holed up.

"The Jewish people face wild and insatiable animals, wild animals made crazy by their hatred," the speaker of parliament, Reuben Rivlin, said in a eulogy at the burial site.

The victims were 30-year-old Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his children Gabriel, 4, and Arieh, 5, and the daughter of the school's principal, seven-year-old Miriam Monsonego. They were killed by the gunman who attacked the Jewish school on Monday.

"The entire house of Israel weeps over these murders," Rivlin said.

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, who flew to Israel to attend the funeral, said at an earlier meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres that he had come to express "the solidarity of the French people with the Israeli nation" in its time of sorrow.

"The blood of both our peoples was spilled in this murder," he said.
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1 ) Joe Fattal / USA
21/03/2012 18:40
I don't understand why they have to go to Israel to be buried. They could have been living in Israel instead of France. So now every Jew that dies and who lives out of Israel will retun to be bury. I think the Israeli government need to improve the living condition of their people.

2 ) Amira / Canada
21/03/2012 23:12
Even dead take over Palestian land?

3 ) Ardent Zionist / US
22/03/2012 07:07
Joe, Jews, just as the Muslims, are highly migratory people. They feel confident in exploring economic opportunities in many parts of the world, as long as those countries share a common denominator with Israel----practical democracy. Some Jews are "stuck" in hostile lands, such as Iran, where they are constantly monitored by neighbors and the authorities for signs of "Zionist tendencies." The fundamentalist (practicing) Jews seek burial in Israel based on Torah commandments.

4 ) sarah / holland
22/03/2012 09:44
My condolences to the relatives of the victims. Ma'an... it strikes me that the death of a Palestinian regularly gets as much text as the text under the photograph at the top of this message. Why is it a Palestinian gets so much less attention from you?

5 ) Joe Fattal / USA
22/03/2012 15:45
@3) Ardent Zionist I sympathize with the families of the dead children and the Rabbi. We seen lately many children dying in Syria, and in Afghanistan. The good news is that the shooter in Toulouse died, the shooter in Afghanistan hopely he get the death penalty. That said I still feel that Israel government used that incident for political gain, because I can't believe every Jew in the world returned to Israel to be buried.

6 ) Mel / USA
22/03/2012 16:40
That's extraordinary rendition,post mortem! Did anyone ASK the French families if they wanted their French children kidnapped to Israeli Zionist-Land?This is a politico/media stunt to associate French Jews with Israeli Jews,& make 'wild &insatiable animal' Israel,look like a poor 'victim' again. Poor French kids!That's spooky,like the Mormon Church baptising "John/Jane Doe's",of all faiths(including Jews)into the Mormon faith POST MORTEM,& kidnapping their souls,for Mormon census stats.Spooky!
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