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Netanyahu to Visit Attacked Jewish School in Toulouse

Prime Minister Netanyahu will be in France next week, where he will visit the Otzar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 10/23/2012, 5:43 AM

 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
AFP/Pool/File

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will make a short visit to France next week.

During the visit, Netanyahu is expected to meet with French President Francois Hollande. The two are expected to discuss Iran's nuclear program and the sanctions that are being imposed against it.

Netanyahu is also planning to visit the Otzar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse, where a terrorist killed a rabbi and three children eight months ago.

Terrorist Mohamed Merah murdered Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his sons Aryeh and Gavriel and Miriam Monsonego. Before that, he murdered three Muslim paratroopers of North African heritage. Merah was ultimately killed when he tried to flee a raid on his apartment.

France has seen a surge of 45% in the number of anti-Semitic incidents over the past year. Data released several weeks ago found that the anti-Semitic incidents increased after the massacre in Toulouse.

Last month, a Jewish supermarket in Sarcelles, near Paris, was attacked by firebombs. French police, in a crackdown on Islamist terrorists in the country, arrested the terror cell suspected of carrying out the attack on the supermarket. 

The suspected leader of the cell, 33-year-old Jeremy-Louis Sidney, was shot and killed  when police tried to arrest him in a dawn raid at his home in Strasbourg.

Earlier this month blanks were fired towards a synagogue in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil. The latest phenomenon of anti-Semitic hate involves messages being posted to Twitter using the keyword #unjuifmort, meaning "a dead Jew."