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  3/23/2012, Adar 29, 5772

Shabak Checking Story about Toulouse Killer Visit

The Shabak Israel Security Agency is checking a report published in the French newspaper Le Monde, Thursday, that during his detention in Afghanistan, Mohammad Merah, the terrorist who killed a rabbi and three Jewish children in Toulouse this week, visited Israel a few years ago, according to Israel Defense Forces Radio.

The security establishment will also examine if it was possible to identify him as a terrorist at the time he entered the country. Authorities will also check if he entered under a forged passport and what his motives were for coming.