March 20th, 2012
03:15 AM ET

Bodies of France school shooting victims to be sent to Israel

The bodies of the four victims of the Jewish school shooting in France will be flown to Israel for a burial.

"The government of Israel has decided to transfer the coffins to Israel as soon as possible, with the cooperation and assistance of Israel's representatives in France," the Israeli foreign ministry said in a statement.

Authorities did not say when the bodies would be transferred.

Meanwhile, representatives from France's Jewish and Muslim communities will meet with President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday, when a moment of silence is planned to remember the victims.

The country's southwest region remained on the highest possible security alert level, after a teacher and three children were gunned down at the Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday.

The teacher was shot dead with his two children, and the daughter of the school's director was killed in front of him.

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  1. leeintulsa

    were these people *from* israel? i'd be pizsed if i was french, one of the dads, and lived near the school..

    March 20, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      These people were murdered for being Jewish. Israel is the Jewish State. It is clear enough, O Pizced One?

      March 20, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    They are now investigating some neo-nazis.
    The gunman wore a video camera.
    This whole thing is just so sad!
    My continued sympathy for the families.

    March 20, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar The Chorizo Chimp Of Chihuahua

    Neo nazi's? Ya think?

    March 20, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • The B

      Sit on your Chorizo, suckwad.

      March 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO ©

    I too am curious what connection they have to Israel, besides being Jewish. From my time visiting there years ago, I think a lot of Israelis would be annoyed at them being buried there if they never actually lived there.

    March 20, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • jacques

      Don't worry the Israel authority will demolish a few Palestinian houses for burial site. Voila R.I.P.

      March 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Thinker23

    Religious Jews prefer to be buried at the Holy City of Jerusalem.

    March 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Tragic & unnecessary loss of life. Our prayers & thoughts are with the families.
    sure hope the French now have a clue as to the perps.

    March 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |