Trial reveals security failures before Toulouse terror attack

Trial of terrorist involved in deadly attack on Jewish school reveals French security failures which may have enabled attack.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Sandler family
Sandler family
Flash 90

A series of security failures are being exposed during the Paris trial of terrorist Abdelkader Merah , who was involved in the terror attack in Toulouse in which Rabbi Yonatan Sandler was murdered along with his two children Aryeh,6, and Gavriel, 3, and 8-year-old Miriam Monsonegro.

Merah, the brother of the terrorist shooter Mohammed Merah, is being charged with assisting his brother Mohammed in obtaining the motorcycle and some of the weapons used in the attack.

Yediot Aharonot reported that during hearings in court, failures in the French security system were revealed, including a lack of coordination between various police bodies, lack of intelligence cooperation on the terror cell, and more.

Among other things, it was revealed that the shooting terrorist had resided in known Jihadist centers in Pakistan - but this information was not received by French security forces.

The official responsible for intelligence in the Toulouse area testified that, if he had had access to a video showing Merah murdering three French soldiers about a week before the attack at the Otzar Hatorah Jewish day school, he would have had a greater chance of identifying Merah.

It was also revealed that, following the 9/11 attacks in the US, Abdelkader Merah had wanted to tattoo Osama Bin-Laden’s name on his forehead.