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  אייר 26, 5774 , 26/05/14

Report: Toulouse Terrorist's Sister in Syria

The sister of Mohamed Merah, slain terrorist who killed four Jews and three French soldiers in southern France in 2012, escaped the surveillance of French police and is believed to be in Syria, according to a report last week by the European Jewish Press. Souad Merah was put into custody last April on suspicion of complicity with the murders.

She and her other brother, Abdelkader, were considered by the French Central Directorate of Internal Intelligence (DCRI ) as radical Salafist activists and DCRI said Souad was more dangerous than Mohamed. Sammy Ghozlan, who heads a Jewish group monitoring ant-Semitism in France expressed dismay to learn of her escape and called on police authorities ''to act quickly to find and imprison the radical dangerous Islamist who, like several hundred French citizens brainwashed into jihad, are trained to guerrilla and are likely to commit attacks, primarily targeting Jewish people, sites and schools in France.''

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