Itongadol.- VIDEO Throngs of mourners joined public figures and dignitaries in Jerusalem on Tuesday for the funeral of the four Jewish victims of the terrorist siege on a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris on Friday.
Four Jewish victims of Paris terror attacks laid to rest in Israel
The coffins of the four Jewish victims of the Paris terror attacks last week were brought to the Kiseh Rahamim Yeshiva in Bnei Brak early this morning where Rabbi Meir Mazuz, the spiritual leader of the Tunisian community in Israel and the rosh yeshiva, eulogized the men killed in the attack.
One of the victims, Yoav Hattab, 21 and his family is of Tunisian origin and the Hattab family specifically requested that Mazuz be part of the funeral proceedings.
The bodies of the victims Hattab, Yohan Cohen, 20, Philippe Braham, 40, Francois-Michel Saada, 64, arrived in Israel on a pre-dawn flight from France.
The victims will be buried on Tuesday in the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in the Givat Shaul section of the capital.
Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef will open the funeral by reading from the Book of Psalms. The victims’ relatives will then recite the Kaddish, light four memorial candles and deliver personal eulogies.
President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labor Party leader Yitzhak Herzog will then speak, followed by a eulogy from French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Segolene Royal.
In his eulogy at his yeshiva on Tuesday, Mazuz said that the events in France required action to be taken against terrorism and for the Jewish people to unite.
“There is no place of refuge in the world for a Jew except in the Land of Israel,” the rabbi said.
“Terror is striking in the US, England, Ukraine, and now France and we must cut it down. For us, we must unite, and bring an end to hatred and dispute and stop speaking badly of others. Everyone must ascend to the Land of Israel to unite.”
Mazuz also paid tribute to Lassana Bathily, the Muslim man who helped save the lives of the Jewish customers in the supermarket where the terror attack occurred.
“The Muslim man who saved the Jews during the attack must be praised, he is one of the righteous among the nations and the righteous among the nations have a place in the world to come,” Mazuz said.