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February 9, 2015 3:37 pm

Man Arrested After Attempting to Burn Israeli Flag at Site of Paris Kosher Supermarket Attack


avatar by Shiryn Ghermezian

The wreath left outside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. A man was recently arrested for trying to burn an Israeli flag at the same site. Photo: U.S. Department of State.

A man was arrested after attempting to burn an Israeli flag at the site of last month’s Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket attack in Paris, Israel’s i24News reported on Monday.

The 38-year-old man was stopped in the act, according to the JTA citing Le Parisien. He was known to police already for other cases of “wanton destruction.”

Islamist terrorist Amedy Coulibaly took 17 shoppers hostage at the kosher marketplace on Jan. 9 and killed four of them, all of whom were Jewish. Coulibaly was later shot dead by French security personnel who stormed the building.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the site a few days after the terror attack and also marched in the front row of a mass rally against terrorism in Paris, which was attended by more than 40 world leaders.

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