Tuesday, March 20, 2012

France School Killing (Updates): Bodies en route to Israel, while police hunts the killer

TOULOUSE, France (Wed, March 21) – French police reportedly raided Tuesday a house in Toulouse allegedly being used by suspect of the Jewish School shooting on Monday that killed three Jewish children and a teacher (rabbi). Read detailed report HERE.

School Shooting: Bodies en route to Israel, while French police hunts the killer
There are no immediate details of any arrest are available as a result of this raid and the remaining massive hunting operation, underway in the southern city of Toulouse, in which hundreds of police force are taking part.

France's schools across the country observed a minute of silence for the victims - Jonathan Sandler, a teacher at the school, his two sons Arieh, Gabriel of 5 and 4 respectively, and an 8-year-old girl Miriam Monsonego - daughter of the school’s principal.
The bodies of the four are en route to Paris where they were to be flown to Israel late Tuesday for burial. (Updates: The bodies of all four victims have reached in Israel for burial. and will be buried in a Jerusalem cemetery later today (Wednesday, March 21), Washington Post reported.

Witnesses said Sandler died trying to protest his sons, and that the gunman had chased Miriam and shot her after catching her in the school. A fifth victim, a 17-year-old boy, was severely injured but expected to survive, the local community members said.

The suspect in Monday's killing at the Ozar Hatorah school is also believed to be the part of murder conspiracies of three French soldiers of North African and Caribbean origin in two other attacks last week in Toulouse and the close by town of Montauban.

The security at Jewish and Muslim schools has been red alerted by French authorities after Monday's cold-blooded attack on the Ozar Hatorah school, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared a maximum "scarlet" terror alert on the Midi-Pyrenees region.

Source: Washington Post

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