Bodies of Paris Victims Arrive in Israel

Four terror victims to be buried ASAP in Jerusalem; ceremony to be held at noon with dignitaries present.

Shimon Cohen,

Bodies of Paris Victims Arrive in Israel for Burial
Bodies of Paris Victims Arrive in Israel for Burial
Kobi Gidon / GPO

El-Al flight 326 has arrived in Israel Tuesday morning, carrying the bodies of four victims of Friday's horrific attack on Paris's HyperCasher supermarket and their families for the funeral. 

ZAKA International volunteers prepared the bodies of Philippe Braham, 40; Yohan Cohen, 22; Yoav Hattab, 21; and Francois-Michel Saada, in his 60s, Monday ahead of the burial. 

The official burial will be held before the 12:00 pm ceremony at Har Hamenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem, as bodies are buried as soon as possible after death according to Jewish law. 

Among the participants at the noon ceremony will be President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog, ministers, MKs, rabbis, and other dignitaries. 

France's Environmental Affairs and Energy Minister, Segolene Royal, is also expected to attend.

Relatives view coffin Kobi Gidon / GPO
Rabbi with coffin Kobi Gidon / GPO




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