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Terrorist Attacks In France: Funerals Held In Paris And Jerusalem


Funeral ceremonies are being held for seven of those shot dead in last week’s attacks in Paris.

Funerals held of the victims of attacks
Funerals held of the victims of attacks

According to media reports, four men killed at a kosher supermarket are being buried in Jerusalem. Also separately at a ceremony in central Paris, French President Francois Hollande honoured three police officers shot dead in the attack.

Last week’s three days of terror began with an attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7 January. The two attackers launched the attack on the magazine’s offices last Wednesday killed five of France’s top cartoonists, saying that they wanted to avenge controversial cartoon published by the magazine.

Moreover, at the police headquarters in Paris, President Francois Hollande bestowed France’s top honour, the Legion d’Honneur, on the three officers – Franck Brinsolaro, Ahmed Merabet and Clarissa Jean-Philippe – their coffins draped in the French flag.

The officers “died so that we may live in freedom”, he said at the televised ceremony