Dozens of Franco-Israelis marked Thursday evening in Jerusalem the 10th anniversary, according to the Hebrew calendar, of the killing at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse, France, according to an AFP journalist on the spot.
On March 19, 2012, Mohammed Merah murdered Jonathan Sandler, 30, a religion teacher, and his sons Arie and Gabriel, 5 and 3, in front of this school, then killed Myriam Monsonégo, 8, the school principal’s daughter. . Entrenched in his apartment, the killer will be killed on March 22 by the Raid, an elite unit of the National Police, after 32 hours of siege followed by the media around the world.
After reciting a prayer in a synagogue in Jerusalem, Samuel Sandler, Jonathan’s father, took the floor paying tribute to his son, his grandchildren and little Myriam. “What does ten years mean for families if not the immutable functioning of the metronome of passing time? The incomprehension like the pain persists (…)”he declared, according to an AFP journalist on the spot. “Time does not soothe affliction, quite the contrary”he added. “I continue to fight to get people talking about them and to keep them alive”named on the spot to AFP Eva Sandler.
“Every day the pain is so intense”
For her, the date of ten years is not important in itself because “every day the pain is so intense”. The four victims of this attack laid in the largest cemetery in Jerusalem, Har Hamenouhot. A ceremony is scheduled for March 20 in Toulouse in tribute to the victims of Mohammed Merah, which also includes three French soldiers.