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Shooting at Jewish school in France

2012-03-19 10:51

Toulouse - A shooter has opened fire in front of a Jewish school in a southwest French city, killing several people, the Toulouse prosecutor said on Monday.

Michel Valet told The Associated Press that there were "several dead" in the shooting on Monday morning at the school in Toulouse. He said it was unclear whether the victims were children.

The shooting happened in the same area where a gunman on a motorbike opened fire on three uniformed paratroopers at a bank machine on Thursday, killing two and critically wounding the other. The attack in the town of Montauban occurred not far from the soldiers' barracks. Four days earlier, a gunman on a motorbike shot and killed another paratrooper in Toulouse, about 50km away.

Authorities said at the time that forensic analysis showed that the same weapon was used in the shootings in Montauban and Toulouse.

It was not immediately clear if all three shootings are related.

France's interior minister Claude Gueant has reportedly ordered security to be tightened at all Jewish schools in France following the shooting.

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Comments
  • cosmos.ndebele - 2012-03-19 11:01

    Anti-immigrant sentiment by ruling French politicians might be causing this, i hve been suprised by Sarkozy s anti-immigrant rhetoric considering his own background"

      BA - 2012-03-19 11:09

      Is that a justification for shooting people at a Jewish school?

      susan.greyling - 2012-03-19 11:34

      And how is this the fault of Jewish children?

      cosmos.ndebele - 2012-03-19 11:34

      Well i blame Politicians for dividing French, the tone of the election campagne is really bad. If the ballistics match those ones in slaying of 2 troopers then this might be just a sick individual

      Zaahid - 2012-03-19 11:47

      doesnt justify killing, especially children....irrespective race, religion or creed...

      Jaba - 2012-03-19 11:55

      "Islam will not assimilate to European culture. European cultures will assimilate to Islam." This is what they are calling for on Fridays at Mosques across the EU. When democracy was won in Egypt – the people voted for the Islamic fundamentalists AKA brotherhood, and Christian Copts have been the target of violence and discrimination ever since. Europe should stop being so liberal and protect themselves. And the Jews… well they should just get out and go to Israel because they will always be target number one for terror - If the French can not protect their own paratroopers what makes anyone believe they could protect five-year-old Jewish kids.

      cosmos.ndebele - 2012-03-19 12:01

      The soldiers who were killed where from ethinic minorities, this could be the work of a Far Right Winger

      BA - 2012-03-19 14:19

      James - are you justifying the killing of children because the Stern gang fought the British for independence? IS that your sick, twisted logic?

      Dannys - 2012-03-19 15:10

      @ James - how do you know it was a death sentence in those days?

      Lion - 2012-03-19 16:38

      How coincidental is all this that has happened in a short space of time? First there were two incidents where soldiers were targeted and killed and now a Jewish School. I smell a rat and most definitely terrorist activity here. Follow these investigations close as it unfold and I can almost guarantee it will be some terrorist group involved.

      craig.thom1 - 2012-03-19 19:43

      the soldiers killed past few days are of arab origin and today's attacks against the jewish community, it is very sad and my condolences to all

  • Rob - 2012-03-19 11:21

    Couldnt be peace loving Muslim/Islamists could it ?

      Paco - 2012-03-19 13:22

      or maybe the peace loving Christian Crusaders

      James - 2012-03-19 14:06

      Rabbi Elitzur in "The Kings Tohrah" Recently. The children of Isr enemies should be killed. Thou shall not kill only applies to Jews killing Jews. And then we have the Stern gang etc etc murdering, bombing to get their hands on Palestine. Or Search Holy Talmud.

      BA - 2012-03-19 14:21

      Paco you have said before that you support the nazi's actions and holocaust against the Jews, so don't come here with a reference about the Crusades. You are just a Jew-hating bigot.

      Fred - 2012-03-19 15:34

      Paco, you're living in about the year 1200 and justifying the abhorrent actions of the Jihadists in YOUR midst TODAY with what happened then.

  • TheJaydedKing - 2012-03-19 11:26

    What a religion of peace. Killing children.

  • Turdy - 2012-03-19 13:06

    Vote for Geert Wilders!

  • Sharkie - 2012-03-19 13:15

    The Article clearly states:"it is unclear whether the victims were children" C'mon people please read the article before commenting.

      Jaba - 2012-03-19 13:36

      I read the French press... I will translate to the best of my abilities: According to details released by the local police, a 30-year-old man and his 3-year-old and 6-year-old sons were killed. Another child, between the ages of 8 and 10, was also killed, and a 17-year-old has been seriously injured.

  • craig.thom1 - 2012-03-19 19:50

    what a very sad day,i have read comments on this page and they are very perverted,today 3 children and a father where killed,they where of jewish faith,the past week soldiers of arab origin(malgrebe)north africa, were executed ,near and in Toulouse,as a parent i can only send my condolences to all of the victims,and wish that this pervert is caught

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