Daily Israel Report

Netanyahu Visits Bereaved Toulouse Families

Prime Minister tells Eva Sandler: "Any territory we step upon, for these murderers, is occupied territory."
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 3/22/2012, 9:29 PM


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu paid condolence visits on Thursday to the bereaved families of the victims of the terror attack that took place in Toulouse, France, on Monday.

He was accompanied by France's Ambassador to Israel, Christophe Bigot.

Netanyahu met the parents and brothers of Miriam Monsonego, 8, and told them: "If these murderers had the ability, they would murder all of the Jews."

Netanyahu added, “To think of little Miriam killed so brutally, is horrible. Bereavement is like a handicap, like a part of the body has been amputated. We all pray you find the strength to handle your sorrow.” The PM suggested to Miriam’s father, the principal of the Otzar HaTorah school, to name the school for the victims.

In his meeting with Eva Sandler, who lost her husband Yonatan and two sons, Aryeh (6) and Gavriel (3), he said: " Any territory we step upon, for these murderers, is occupied territory. We have no place in the world. Anywhere we are is illegitimate."

"If there is anything we can do to help, we will do so, whatever you ask for," he told her.