Real Anti-Semitism

03.19.12

French-Jewish Tragedy

France 24 reported a shooting outside of a Jewish school this morning in the southwestern city of Toulouse.  At least four people were killed.

City Prosecutor Michel Valet said a 30-year-old man, his two sons, aged three and six, and another child aged ten, were killed. A 17-year-old was also seriously injured.

Relatives named the adult killed as Jonathan Sandler, a Franco-Israeli from Jerusalem, AFP reported, adding that he had "left last September for a two-year mission to teach Jewish subjects in Toulouse."

Valet told reporters the gunman "shot at everything he could see, children and adults, and some children were chased into the school" before he fled the scene on a black scooter."

Visiting the school, French President Nicolas Sarkozy described the shooting as a "national tragedy" and vowed to find the killer.