4 French Jewish Terror Victims to Be Buried in Jerusalem

Funeral, at noon, to be attended by top government officials and public figures at the city's Har Hamenuhot cemetery.

Nir Hasson
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A protest in Atlanta, on Jan. 11, 2015, against the terror attacks in Paris.Credit: AP
Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson

At the request of the families, the bodies of the four Jewish victims of Friday's terror attack in Paris will be brought to Israel for interment, which will take place on Tuesday at Har Hamenuhot ceremony in Jerusalem.

The funeral, to be held at noon at the cemetery, in the Givat Shaul neighborhood at the western entrance to the city, will be attended by President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog, and other ministers, Knesset members and public figures.

The arrangements were discussed Sunday night at a meeting in the Prime Minister’s Office, chaired by Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livat. The coffins, accompanied by the families of the victims, will arrive in Israel early Tuesday morning.

The funeral is being arranged by the PMO together with the Jewish Agency, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry and other bodies.