Juppe: France stands in solidarity over the Jewish shooting

March 21, 2012 09:44

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe met Wednesday morning with President Shimon Peres, and expressed France's solidarity with Israel on the day of the funeral of the four victims of the Toulouse Jewish school shooting.

The funeral was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

Peres thanked Juppe for coming to Israel to attend the funeral, and both spoke of the special relationship between the two countries.

Juppe said that he had come "in order to express and represent our solidarity with families of the victims that were killed in this intolerable murder."

A French military plane carrying the bodies of the four victims, Rabbi Yonatan Sandler, his two children Aryeh, six, and Gavriel, three; and eight-year-old Miriam Monsonego, arrived in Israel early Wednesday morning.

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