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September 24, 2013 11:07 am

French Man Sentenced to Year in Prison for Making Threats Against Jewish School in Toulouse

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French police raid a house in Toulouse following shooting at a Jewish school. . Photo: EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO A 20-year-old Frenchman was sentenced to one year in prison on Monday after making death threats by telephone to the Jewish school in Toulouse, France, where a teacher and three students were murdered in 2012.

Last March, Mohammed Merah entered the Ozar Hatorah school on a motorcycle and gunned down a 30-year-old religious education teacher and his two sons, aged 3 and 6, and the 10-year-old daughter of the school principal. Merah was killed in a standoff with policy following the shooting attack.

Lucien Abdelrhafor, a French national of Moroccan origin who claimed to be Merah’s cousin, was arrested over the weekend for making a threatening phone call to the French Jewish school, which has since changed its name from Ozar Hatorah to Ohr Torah. According to SPCJ, the French Jewish community’s security service, the man called the school on Sept. 16 and told a secretary, “I am Mohammed Merah’s cousin and I’m coming over tonight to kill you.”

The man was not actually related to Merah, according to reports.

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