The burials of the four victims of Monday’s school shooting in Toulouse, France, have taken place in Israel.
Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30, his children Gabriel aged four and Arieh, five, and Myriam Monsonego the seven-year-old daughter of the school’s principal, all had dual French Israeli nationality.
The ceremony in Jerusalem was held in accordance with orthodox tradition and attended by French Foreign Minister, Alain Juppé.
“The blood of both our nations was spilled in this murder,” he said.
In a eulogy, Israel’s speaker of Parliament, Rueben Rivlin, spoke of the Jewish people facing “wild animals made crazy by their hatred”.
Meanwhile Israeli commentators have expressed concern over what they see as rising anti-Semitism in Europe.