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June 10, 2013 1:06 pm

Paris Museum Depicts Palestinian Suicide Bombers as ‘Martyrs’

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JNS.org A Paris museum has drawn outrage from France’s Jewish community over a display depicting photos of Palestinian suicide bombers as martyrs.

The exhibit entitled “Death” by Palestinian photographer Ahlam Shibli at the taxpayer-subsidized Jeu De Paume Museum is described on the museum’s website as showing “how Palestinian society preserves the presence of the ‘martyrs.'”

According to CRIF, the representative council of Jewish institutions in France, the display features what it calls “martyrs” from Palestinian terror groups including the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

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In a letter written on June 5 to France’s Culture and Communications Minister Aurelie Filipetti, CRIF President Roger Cukierman called on the French government to intervene.

“It is particularly regrettable and unacceptable that in the heart of Paris such a display should apologize for terrorism,” wrote Cukierman, according to a CRIF statement that was translated by JNS.org.

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