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The Foreigner French shooting prompts heightened security for Norway’s Jews. Norwegian police have increased security for Jews in Oslo following the attack at Toulouse’s private Ozar Hatorah School that left one teacher and three children dead. The Jewish community runs several homes, centres and kindergartens along with the Synagogue. Police have agreed to raise their presence around the area. “This could just as easily happen in Norway we don’t feel safe here”, head of the community, Ervin Kohn, told Vårt Land, “we are a vulnerable group and would like to have seen police officers stationed here permanently.”

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French shooting prompts heightened security for Norway’s Jews

Published on Wednesday, 21st March, 2012 at 13:32 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

Norwegian police have increased security for Jews in Oslo following the attack at Toulouse’s private Ozar Hatorah School that left one teacher and three children dead.



The Jewish community runs several homes, centres and kindergartens along with the Synagogue. Police have agreed to raise their presence around the area.

“This could just as easily happen in Norway we don’t feel safe here”, head of the community, Ervin Kohn, told Vårt Land, “we are a vulnerable group and would like to have seen police officers stationed here permanently.”

French counterterrorism police are currently besieging the block of flats where the 24-year-old suspected gunman has holed himself up.

He has also allegedly killed three soldiers in two separate attacks. Police believe he is called Mohammed Merah, and is of Algerian origin.

Latest reports suggest he has thrown his pistol out of the window in exchange for a walkie-talkie and a mobile, but still has other weapons, which may be machine guns.

According to French Minister of the Interior Claude Guéant, “he has said he will give himself up in the course of today.”

“We are determined to take him alive so he can be accountable for what he has done,” NRK reports the minister as saying.

Funerals of the four victims were held at Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul cemetery today, with French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé, 50 relatives and friends, and some 2,000 other people in attendance.



Published on Wednesday, 21st March, 2012 at 13:32 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

This post has the following tags: toulousejewishschoolshootings, norwayjewishcommunity, policeapartmentseigefrance.


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