Eva Sandler, who lost her husband and two sons in the terror attack last Monday in Toulouse, said Sunday evening, "The Holy One, blessed by He, is giving me strength. Otherwise I could not deal [with my loss]." Interviewed by Channel 2 television, she continued, "The truth is that I see the unity of the people of Israel and this has strengthened me the most. People have come here [to pay condolence calls] who I didn't know at all. They have been charming."
Mrs. Sandler said that when she was engaged to Jonathan, he said he wanted to return to Toulouse to teach and she thought that he would forget and after they got married and had a family they would take root in Israel, but he did not forget and she saw that it was important so they went. For all her parents warnings from France about terror dangers in Israel, she worried about them and saw how her fears were justified in the anti-Semitism they encountered during their time in Toulouse.