Paris police station attacker may have come to Europe as asylum seeker

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 10, 2016 04:48

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Police released the identity of the man who tried to attack a police station in Paris on Thursday as a Tunisian national named Tarek Begacem.

In the report by French news agency AFP late on Saturday, Begacem was last registered as living in an asylum center for migrants in the western German city of Recklinghausen.

Police did not specifically say that Begacem was a migrant, but close source said he indeed was registered as such.

On Thursday, the man was shot dead as he attempted to carry out an attack at a northern-Paris police station, yelling "Allahu akbar" and wielding a meat cleaver and fake explosive vest. 


Related Content

Breaking news
July 23, 2018
Report: Palestinian teen killed by IDF fire in clashes near Bethlehem

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF