Ten years ago, seven people were murdered in Toulouse and Montauban during the attacks perpetrated by Mohammed Merah.

Between March 11 and 19, 2012, the man nicknamed "the scooter killer" killed Jonathan Sandler, his two sons Gabriel and Arié, little Myriam Monsonego, Imad Ibn Ziaten, Abel Chennouf and Mohamed Legouad, all three soldiers, and seriously injured a fourth, Loïc Liber,

This Sunday, a tribute ceremony is organized in the Pink City, in the presence of Emmanuel Macron and his Israeli counterpart, Isaac Herzog.

Nearly 2,000 people are expected at the Halle aux grains during this commemoration organized by the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France (Crif), including former French presidents Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande, but also former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, the President of the Senate Gérard Larcher, the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin.

Before delivering speeches at the Halle aux Grains, the two Heads of State must go to the Ozar Hatorah school, now Ohr Torah, to lay wreaths at the foot of the "Tree of Life", a monument in homage to the victims.

Beyond the message of peace desired by the organizers, the fight against terrorism, the phenomena of radicalization and anti-Semitism are at the heart of this day of tribute which will close with a play on the life of Alfred Nakache. , this Toulouse swimmer returned from Auschwitz.


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