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January 10, 2015 4:23 pm

Names of Victims of Kosher Market Siege Released as World Mourns Paris Week of Terror

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Yohan Cohen and Yoav Hattab, two of the four victims of the HyperCacher siege in Paris

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.

A proud Yoav Hattab pictured after he voted in Tunisia's elections.

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.

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  • Fatimah

    You forgot to mention the muslim man who saved several people during that market siege. And the fact that one of the police officers who was protecting Charlie and was killed during the paris shooting was muslim..

  • deborah fayga

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    FRENCH I SAY VIVE LES JUIFS

    I stand with the Jews who were slain yesterday and all the others who have been tortured, mocked and ridiculed, and mostly ignored by the French government for decades, paying no heed to their cries for justice. Instead the country’s elites pandered to the left, to Arab causes, and even of late voted for a PA state in Jewish territory. I have little use for the French. They never before cared about the problems of Islamization until now, they were comfortable feeding their Jews to the Muslims – appeasement was the attitude. Now that their elite are being attacked, they are coming out full force. Too bad they didn’t do it years ago before radical Islam took over. They had the means to nip it in the bud, but they chose to ignore it. Too bad. Viva Les Juiffs.

  • deborah fayga

    TO ZE FRENCH I SAY VIVE LES JUIFS

    I stand with the Jews who were slain yesterday and all the others who have been tortured, mocked and ridiculed, and mostly ignored by the French government for decades, paying no heed to their cries for justice. Instead the country’s elites pandered to the left, to Arab causes, and even of late voted for a PA state in Jewish territory. I have little use for the French. They never before cared about the problems of Islamization until now, they were comfortable feeding their Jews to the Muslims – appeasement was the attitude. Now that their elite are being attacked, they are coming out full force. Too bad they didn’t do it years ago before radical Islam took over. They had the means to nip it in the bud, but they chose to ignore it. Too bad. Viva Les Juiffs.

  • Bernhard Rosenberg · Top Commenter · Edison, New Jersey

    Lassana Bathily, a Muslim employee at the HyperChacher supermarket in Paris, saved the lives of 15 Jewish shoppers, when he hid them in the supermarket’s basement freezer after the terrorist, Amedy Coulibaly, entered the store and opened fire.

    Bathily also had the presence of mind to also turn the freezer off.

    Bathily’s heroic action is also apparently the reason for the uncertainty yesterday as to how many hostages there were in the store. WE NEED MORE MUSLIMS LIKE HIM. Speak out Muslims’

  • charlie johnson

    I was very much impressed with the French policemen.Once the action started they all chipped in and did professional job.It is sad that they ran out of targets.I think the leader of Israel should award these brave men some medals,These hostage situations are very difficult and put the policeman in great danger.As far as I could tell they had no armored tanks,They just went for the gusto.

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