France attacks: Funeral ceremonies in Paris and Jerusalem


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Funeral ceremonies are being held for seven of the people shot dead in last week’s attacks in Paris.

Four men killed at a kosher supermarket have been buried in Jerusalem. At a ceremony in central Paris, President Francois Hollande honoured the three police officers who died, the BBC informs.

Last week’s three days of terror began with an attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7 January.

A total of 17 people were killed by Islamist gunmen, including journalists.

This week’s edition of Charlie Hebdo is to show a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad – which is said to have prompted the attack by Islamist gunmen.

The cartoon shows the Prophet holding a “Je suis Charlie” sign and the words “All is forgiven”.

It has been published widely in advance by French media. Outside France, the Washington Post, Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine, Corriere della Sera in Italy and the UK’s Guardian are among publications to show the cartoon.

At the police headquarters in Paris, Mr Hollande posthumously bestowed France’s top honour, the Legion d’Honneur, on the three officers – Franck Brinsolaro, Ahmed Merabet and Clarissa Jean-Philippe – their coffins draped in the French flag.

In Jerusalem, the four Jewish victims of an attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris – Yoav Hattab, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen and Francois-Michel Saada – have been buried at the Har HaMenuhot cemetery.

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