Hyper Cacher killer intended to attack Paris Jewish school first, report says

The day before his killing spree, Amedy Coulibaly was involved in a traffic accident outside a Jewish school, where a new report says he may have intended to strike.

By JTA
April 8, 2015 17:58
1 minute read.
kosher supermarket in Paris

Police raid a kosher supermarket in Paris . (photo credit: COURTESY OF BFMTV)

 
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 experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • 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

The Islamist who killed four Jews at a kosher supermarket near Paris may have attempted to murder children at a Jewish school shortly beforehand, French media reported.

The report Tuesday on BFMTV is based on an interview with a woman who witnessed the Islamist, Amedy Coulibaly, make a traffic accident and then kill a police officer south of Paris after the officer approached the scene of the accident.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Coulibaly killed his Jewish victims on January 9, one day after killing the officer and fleeing the scene of the accident in Montrouge, south of Paris. He was killed by police hours after taking over the Hyper Cacher supermarket on the city’s eastern edge.

“Police told me that this man was armed and following a plan,” said the witness, who was also involved in the accident and was only idenitifed as Anne. “That he had a Jewish school right next to where I had my accident and that the accident messed up his plans so instead of killing children at a Jewish school, he killed a police officer.”

Chlomik Zenouda, vice president of the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, told JTA shortly after the Hyper Cacher shooting that there were “strong indications” that Coulibaly was planning to attack a Jewish school before shooting and killing officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe.

On March 19, 2012, Islamist Mohammed Merah killed four children at a Jewish school in Toulouse.

Separately, French President François Hollande warned about rising religious extremism during a ceremony for Holocaust victims on Monday.

JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:


“Evil did not stop at the doors of this house, but returns whenever totalitarian or fundamentalist religious ideologies grasp ahold of passions and fears,” Hollande said at the Maison d’Izieu, an orphanage-turned-memorial where 44 Jewish children were deported to concentration camps on April 6, 1944.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

September 24, 2018
German bank under fire for strengthening antisemitism and hatred of Israel

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL