Netanyahu, Liberman, Bennett set to attend Paris anti-terror march

European leaders, Arab League representatives, some Muslim African leaders as well as Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu also set to participate in rally.

January 10, 2015 21:46
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Paris vigil for victims of the shooting that left 12 dead at office of a satirical magazine. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was prepared to fly to Paris Sunday to participate in a rally for unity against Islamic extremism, his staff said Saturday night.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett were also set to attend the march along with various other world leaders in the wake of the terror attack that claimed the lives of 17 victims in the French capital this week.

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Various European leaders were also set to attend the anti-terror rally in the French capital on Sunday.

On Saturday morning, there was still a visible police presence around the French capital, with patrols at sensitive sites including media offices. There was a false bomb alert at the Eurodisney fairground to the east of the capital.

Participation of European leaders - including Germany's Angela Merkel, Britain's David Cameron, Italy's Matteo Renzi,  Mariano Rajoy of Spain, and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker - in a silent unity march through Paris with President Francois Hollande will pose heightened demands for security forces on Sunday.

Arab League representatives and some Muslim African leaders as well as Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will also attend.

The deadly three-day terror streak that began on Wednesday has prompted French official to examine lapses in security.

French President Francois Hollande convened an emergency security meeting on Saturday in light the worst assault on France's homeland security for decades.

Seventeen victims lost their lives in three days of violence that began with an attack on the Charlie Hebdo weekly on Wednesday and ended with Friday's dual hostage-taking at a print works outside Paris and kosher supermarket in the city.

Michael Wilner contributed to this report.

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