Paris kosher supermarket victims to be buried in Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The four victims of the attack on a kosher supermarket in a Paris suburb will be buried in Israel, the prime minister’s office confirmed.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “acceded to the request of the families of the victims of the murderous terrorist attack at the Jewish supermarket in Paris and instructed all relevant government officials to assist in bringing them for burial in Israel,” said a statement released Sunday by Netanyahu’s office.

Israeli media reported earlier Sunday that the families of the victims were considering burying them in Jerusalem.

The funerals are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, according to the statement. Government minister Limor Livnat is coordinating the arrangements.

Robert Ejnes, director of the CRIF the umbrella organization of French Jewish communities, is coordinating the transfer of the bodies on the French side.

The victims were identified over the weekend as Yoav Hattab, 22; Yohan Cohen, 22; Philippe Braham, 45; and François-Michel Saada, 55.

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