In the news release, AJC Remembers Jewish Victims of Toulouse Terror, issued
March 15, 2013
by the American Jewish Committee over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first paragraph, first sentence, should read "AJC solemnly remembers the victims - three children and their teacher - of the terrorist assault on a Jewish school in
, one year ago." rather than "...four children and their teacher..." as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:
AJC Remembers Jewish Victims of Toulouse Terror
March 15, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC solemnly remembers the victims – three children and their teacher – of the terrorist assault on a Jewish school in
, one year ago.
, a radical Muslim, died later in a gun battle with French police who had pursued him for the murderous attacks on the Ozar Hatorah school and, during the previous week, the assassination of three French soldiers.
"We stand in solidarity with the French Jewish community, remembering
Adam and Gabriel Sandler
, who were mercilessly shot to death," said AJC Executive Director
. "Our thoughts are with the families and the
community, as they continue to deal with the endlessly painful aftermath of that horrendous day."
AJC responded immediately after the
attack at the Jewish school
, and provided assistance to the Toulouse Jewish community.
, AJC's representative in
, has been in regular contact with the community. She will attend on behalf of AJC the official ceremony Sunday in
, where President Hollande is expected to speak.
AJC also held a special commemoration at its Global Forum in
, last May. Dr.
, president of CRIF, the umbrella body of French Jews, delivered an impassioned address before an audience of more than 1,600 that included three foreign ministers and other dignitaries.
tragedy was yet another reminder of the need for utmost vigilance among French Jewry and the French authorities," said Harris.
Indeed, that need has been painfully clear as the year 2012 saw a surge in anti-Semitic attacks, notably after the
, according to the SPCJ, the French Jewish community's protection service.
"The year 2012 was the most violent since 2004," the SPCJ concluded in the report it delivered to the French prime minister.