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        3/23/2012, Adar 29, 5772

      Peres Wishes Strength to Families of Toulouse Victims


      President Shim'on Peres told Eva Sandler, who lost her husband and two sons in the Toulouse terror attack on Monday, "Above all, you are the mother of a daughter and left with the difficult and most important  task which requires you to be strong for your daughter and take care of her future. I am impressed that you are a strong woman and confident that you'll be stronger for her. I came here today to give you the love of the people and wish that you should know more sorrow."

      Ya'akov Monsonego, whose eight-year-old daughter Miriam was one of the victims, told Peres during the presidential condolence call, that Miriam - was born in Toulouse - gave the family strength, given that her four brothers were far away in Israel. He also told the president that a truck which blocked the path of the murderer's motorcycle prevented a greater tragedy. Peres expressed to the girl's mother, Yaffa Monsonego that she would find the strength and faith to go through the ordeal.