France – The Jewish community in France expressed shock and horror over Monday’s shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse, and some may fear the incident is a prelude of a new wave of anti-Semitic terror.
An unknown assailant opened fire on the Ozar Hatorah School in Toulouse around 8 am Monday, killing at least four people and injuring five.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Interior Minister Claude Gueant are said to be en route to Toulouse.
Binyamin Tuati, the head of the French branch of the Bnei Akiva movement, told Ynet that the Jewish community in Paris was worried the attack could be an indicator of a larger trend.
“It’s not hysterical and parents haven’t pulled their kids out of school, but we are worried that another wave of terror is upon us,” he said.
Meanwhile. French Ambassador to Israel Christophe Bigot told Ynet that he was “shocked and horrified to learn of this barbaric act in Toulouse. We all want to express our solidarity with the Jewish community in Toulouse. This issues is taken to heart at the gravest levels.
“President Sarkozy and Ministry Gueant are flying to Toulouse and they will meet with the Jewish ambassador (to France).