Paris victims’ families charged for Jerusalem funerals

Families expected to pay nearly $13,000.

By JTA
January 14, 2015 04:34
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Masses turn out for Paris attack victims' funeral in Jerusalem. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s burial association charged each of the families of the Paris kosher supermarket victims nearly $13,000 for their Jerusalem burial plots and funerals.

The charges were levied by the Chevra Kadisha, part of the Religious Services Ministry, after the families refused to bury the men in multi-story tombs, which would have been free, Ynet reported late Tuesday.

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Some $10,000 was to cover the costs of the burial plots, and another $3,000 was to help absorb the funeral costs. The French Jewish community reportedly will handle the latter.

The men were buried in the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem’s largest burial ground. The families initially had been offered burials in the historic Mount of Olives cemetery but declined because of security considerations, Ynet reported.



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