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Toulouse - A Look at the Victims of French Attacks; Family Of Rabbi Speak Out (video)

Published on: March 19, 2012 07:38 PM
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Reproduction photo of 3-year old Gabriel Sandler who was killed together with hsi father French Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and brother Arieh in a shooting attack at the Ozar Hatorah School in Toulouse, France, early Monday morning. March 19, 2012. Photo By Flash90 Toulouse - Seven people have been killed and two seriously injured in three attacks in southern France over the past eight days. President Nicolas Sarkozy says the same person and same handgun were behind all three attacks.

Here’s a look at the victims, based on material from police, family and friends:

- Imad Ibn-Ziaten, 30, was a paratrooper in the 1st Airborne Transportation Regiment based in Toulouse. He was shot dead the afternoon of March 10 behind a school by a helmeted gunman on a motorcycle, according to police sources.

Below video Family of Rabbi gunned in France speaks from Jerusalem.

- Abel Chennouf, 25, served in the 17th paratrooper combat engineering regiment based in Montauban, not far from Toulouse. His father said Chennouf toured in Afghanistan from August to December 2008. Chennouf was at a bank machine with two comrades when a helmeted gunman on a motorcycle shot him dead along with another soldier in Montauban on Thursday.


- Mohamed Legouad, 26, was the second paratrooper killed in the same shooting. Military officials said he had served in French operations in Africa.

- Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30, taught at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse. He had been a pupil at the school as a child, then moved to Israel to study, and then moved back to Toulouse to teach. He was shot and killed when a lone gunman on a motorcycle opened fire on the school Monday.
Reproduction photo of the Sandler family.29-year old French Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and his 3-year-old and 6-year-old sons Gabriel and Arieh were killed in a shooting attack at the Ozar Hatorah School in Toulouse, France, early Monday morning. March 19, 2012. Photo By Flash90
- Gabriel Sandler, the rabbi’s 4-year-old son, was a pupil at the nearby Gan Rachi school of Toulouse.

- Arieh Sandler, the rabbi’s 5-year-old son, was also a pupil at the Gan Rachi school.

- Miriam Monsonego was the 7-year-old daughter of the principal of the Jewish school where Monday’s shootings took place.

All three children had joint Israeli-French citizenship.

Reproduction photo of  8-year-old Miriam Monsonego, daughter of school headmaster Rabbi Yaacov Monsonego, who was killed in a shooting attack at the Ozar Hatorah School in Toulouse, France, early Monday morning. March 19, 2012. Photo By Flash90

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 Mar 19, 2012 at 08:04 PM OyGevald Says:

Al eyleh ani bochiya.
Einai, einai, yarda mayim.
Rachmana Yatzileynu!


 Mar 19, 2012 at 08:55 PM Anonymous Says:

A tragedy, only Hashem can explain.


 Mar 19, 2012 at 09:49 PM hmmmm Says:

Hamokom yenachem eschem. Nothing else to say.


 Mar 19, 2012 at 09:54 PM stamm Says:

Horrific! Poor wife, vey vey! what should we do???


 Mar 19, 2012 at 10:50 PM ChachoMoe Says:

עיני עיני ירדה דמעה......


 Mar 20, 2012 at 07:59 AM ALLAN Says:

These beautiful children could be anyones child or grandchild. Just how much hate do these cowards have to be able to commit such a horrific act. Even with the poor record in France of relations with Jews, I can't imagine that they won't use every resourse available to find and bring these animals to justice.


 Mar 20, 2012 at 11:02 AM BuckyinWisconsin Says:

Hashem, please avenge their blood. I am speechless. Hashem Yenachem. Oi Me Haya Lanu. I cry.


 Mar 20, 2012 at 02:31 PM volfe Says:

no words to say


 Mar 20, 2012 at 02:41 PM shmuelg613 Says:

With the loss of that beautiful child, who once lit Shabbos candles, the world has become increasingly much darker. May we all merit in the z'chus of these pure neshomos to finally see the light to end this terrible exile. עד מתי


 Mar 20, 2012 at 04:45 PM Sam Says:

Gevald heart is broken, cheeks soaking wet from tears. Gevald only the holy master can explain his plans


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