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VIDEO OUTSIDE STANDOFF. The suspect's brother was arrested in an early dawn raid by the Toulouse police. The suspect's mother, an Algerian, is refusing to participate in attempts to coax him out. Police fear for the lives of civilians in the building. The morning standoff is in its 8th hour.
France's interior minister Claude Gueant told reporters at the scene that the suspect has links to Jihadist and Salafist groups. Two French police officers have been hurt during a shoot-out with the suspect. The elite officers were injured during a Wednesday pre-dawn raid in Toulouse.
Catherine Ashton was castigated for her remarks by officials from across Israel's political spectrum. PM Binyamin Netanyahu lambasted her, saying that it was absurd to compare the "intentional massacre of children and an execution-style killing of an 8-year-old with the IDF's defensive and surgical actions meant to harm terrorists who use children as human shields."
Surveillance footage from the security cameras at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse indicate that a video camera may have been strapped to the chest of the shooter, who calmly killed a rabbi, his two children, and the daughter of the school’s principal on Monday. The murderer then escaped on his scooter. He is still at-large.
Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is currently on a state visit in China, attacked the controversial remarks made by EU Foreign Minister Catherine Ashton, who equated Monday's brutal murder in Toulouse with, presumably, the killings in Syria and Israeli preventive attacks on rocket launchers in Gaza.
The French magazine Le Point reports that police are investigating the possibility that three soldiers, who had been forced out of the French army because of their neo-Nazi beliefs, committed the shocking murders of Arab French soldiers and Jewish French school children. Their description matches an eyewitness report of a facial tattoo.
A local prosecutor told AFP that the gunman shot a man outside the school, initially using a 9-mm weapon. After it jammed, he switched to a .45-caliber weapon and entered the school grounds, where "he shot at everything he could see, children and adults, and some children were chased into the school."
The victims of the shooting attack on the Ozar HaTorah Jewish school in Toulouse, France have been identified and include 3 children, one rabbi.
France 24 news service reports that the city of Toulouse is on "lockdown" as a group of 50-60 police officers hunt down a suspected...
The daughter of the principal of the Otzar HaTorah Jewish school has died as a result of wounds sustained in the shooting attack in...
At least 4 are dead and others critically wounded after an unidentified attacker mowed down Jewish schoolchildren and teachers - at close range - outside the Otzar HaTorah school in Toulouse, France. Included in the dead: a teacher and his two children. Principal's daughter succumbs to her wounds.
AFP has reported that a shooting attack occurred Monday outside Ozar HaTorah Jewish school in Toulouse in the southwest France. Eyewitnesses said three people...