French President Francois Hollande visited the Jerusalem graves of Toulouse victims shot down in a Jewish day school last year.
The Toulouse slayings took the lives of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30; his children Gabriel, 6, and Aryeh, 3; and Miriam Monsonego, 8, when al-Qaeda radical Mohammed Merah opened fire at the Ozar HaTorah Jewish school in March 2012. Merah was shot dead by police three days later.
The victims’ bodies were flown from Toulouse to Israel in the aftermath of the attack, to be laid to rest at the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem.
Hollande is currently in the Jewish state for an official visit, and visited the graves of the Toulouse victims today along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The pair was joined by members from both the Sandler and Monsonego families, who recited Kaddish.
In November 2012, Netanyahu traveled to Toulouse with Hollande to attend a memorial service for the school victims.