France

Toulouse tragedy: questions over Jewish school security provision

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

There were surveillance cameras and a tall fence around the Otzar HaTorah school in Toulouse. But the cameras were not manned and there was no guard.

The tragedy was "an accident waiting to happen" according to a British member of the city's Jewish community.

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Toulouse Jewish school killer dead after police break stand-off

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2012

The suspected murderer of four Jews at a school in Toulouse and three French paratroopers has been confirmed dead in gunfire with police.

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Toulouse stand-off continues 30 hours later

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2012

More than a day after French police surrounded a house in Toulouse the fate of the man suspected of up to seven murders is unknown.

Gunman Mohammed Merah may not still be alive, said Claude Gueant, France's Interior Minister. Police are understood to have entered the building, although Mr Gueant did not confirm that.

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Toulouse stand-off continues as more details about suspected killer emerge

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2012

It has now been around 17 hours since police surrounded a building in Toulouse in order to take a man, suspected of killing up to seven people, into custody.

Yet despite earlier reports, Mohammed Merah has not been arrested and remains holed up inside. Police are believed to be preparing to storm the building.

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Toulouse: Marine Le Pen calls for war against 'politico-religious fundamentalists'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2012

The far-right French presidential hopeful has weighed in to the public debate as details about the perpetrator of the gun attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse emerge.

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French police: Mohammed Merah 'visited Pakistan, Afghanistan'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2012

The man believed to be behind the murders of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday is a 24-year-old with French citizenship.

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Funerals of Toulouse victims as suspect surrounded by police

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2012

The funerals of the four victims of the shootings at a Jewish school in France on Monday have been held in Jerusalem.

Thousands of mourners gathered in the city to mark the tragic deaths of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler Rabbi, his two young sons and seven-year-old Miriam Monsonego.

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Nearly half of Britons question loyalty of Jews

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

A survey has found that nearly half of Britons think that Jews are more loyal to Israel" than their own country.

The research, conducted for the US hate monitor, the Anti-Defamation League, looked at antisemitic attitudes in ten European countries, and compared the findings to the results of a similar survey in 2009.

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French minister flies to Israel for funerals of Toulouse victims

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister has welcomed the decision of the French Foreign Minister to fly to Israel for the funerals of the rabbi and children murdered in Toulouse in Monday.

The four victims of Monday's attack all had dual French and Israeli citizenship, and will be buried in Jerusalem. The funerals are scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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French gunman could have filmed Jewish school shooting

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

French investigators hunting a man who shot at pupils arriving at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday morning, killing four people, believe he filmed the attack.

The man, who has also been linked to the murders of three soldiers, was said to have had a video camera attached to him as he escaped the scene on a motorcycle.

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