Names of Victims of Kosher Market Siege Released as World Mourns Paris Week of Terror
The names of the four victims in Friday’s murderous terrorist attack upon a kosher supermarket in Paris have been published by CRIF, the representative organization of French Jews.
The four men were named as Yoav Hattab, 21, Yohan Cohen, 22, Philip Braham, 40, and Francois-Michel Saada, reported to be in his 60s. All of them are understood to have been murdered by the terrorist, Amedy Coulibaly, as soon as he entered the HyperCacher market, in the eastern Paris suburb of Porte de Vincennes.
Coulibaly had been actively collaborating with Cherif and Said Kouachi, the two terrorists who escaped the scene after carrying out a massacre at the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. Both the Kouachi brothers and Coulibaly had previously trained with Al Qaeda in Yemen, which subsequently claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo outrage. When the Kouachis were cornered by French police at a printing shop northeast of Paris, Coulibaly began a simultaneous siege at the market, with the aim of pressuring the French authorities to let the brothers go free – all three terrorists were killed in coordinated police operations.
Hattab is reported to be the son of the Chief Rabbi of Tunis. On Saturday afternoon, a picture of him proudly showing a purple finger after voting in Tunisia’s elections began circulating on social media.
World leaders – including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – will be among the one million people expected to attend a rally in Paris tomorrow to commemorate the 17 victims of Islamist terror in France this week: 10 journalists and two police officers murdered in the Charlie Hebdo assault on Wednesday, another police officer murdered by Coulibaly in Montrouge on Thursday, and the four Jewish victims at the HyperCacher market.