Bodies of French school victims bound for Israel


PARIS — The bodies of three Franco-Israeli children and a French rabbi who were murdered in a French school shooting were to be flown to Israel on Tuesday, a Jewish community body said.

Teacher Jonathan Sandler, his two sons Gabriel, 4, and Arieh, 5, and a seven-year-old pupil at the Ozar Hatorah school, Myriam Monsonego, were to be brought to Paris from Toulouse before being put on a plane.

The Central Consistory, which represents Jewish communities in France, said the bodies would be carried on an El Al flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport at 10.00 p.m. (2100 GMT) bound for Tel Aviv.

The Israeli embassy in Paris told AFP the plan was for all of the victims to be buried on Wednesday in Israel, as requested by the families.

France launched an unprecedented manhunt following Monday’s shooting, in which a man rode up to the Jewish school in the southern city of Toulouse on a scooter, parked up and then opened fire on a crowd of pupils. Read more

Categories: Asia, Israel

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