Netanyahu visits attacked kosher supermarket, addresses memorial at Paris synagogue

The Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris that was attacked on Friday by an Islamist terrorist. Credit: JJ Georges via Wikimedia Commons.

( Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday visited Hyper Cacher, the kosher supermarket in Paris where Muslim terrorist Amedy Coulibaly took nearly 20 shoppers hostage and killed four of the hostages.

Netanyahu met with Celine Shreki, one of the surviving hostages.

“A direct line leads between the attacks of extremist Islam around the world to the attack that took place here at a kosher supermarket in the heart of Paris,” Netanyahu said. “I expect all of the leaders, with whom we marched in the streets of Paris yesterday, to fight terrorism wherever it is, also when it is directed against Israel and Jews. Insofar as it depends on me, I will always see to it that Israel marches in the first row of nations vis-à-vis its security and its future.”

In fact, Netanyahu was literally pictured marching in the front row of Sunday’s mass rally against terrorism in Paris, which was attended by more than 40 world leaders. Also on Sunday, the prime minister addressed a memorial ceremony for the victims of the Hyper Cacher and Charlie Hebdo terror attacks at Paris’s Grand Synagogue.

“Justice and truth are with us,” Netanyahu said. “And here is the truth: Radical Islam is an enemy to us all. Not Islam, not regular extremists, but radical Islam. The enemy has many names—Islamic State, Hamas, al-Qaeda, Nusra, Hezbollah—but all are branches of the same poisonous tree.”

“Those [Palestinian terrorists] who massacred Jews at a synagogue in Jerusalem [last November] and those who massacred Jews and journalists in Paris belong to the same murderous terrorist movement—they must be condemned and fought against equally,” added Netanyahu.

Posted on January 12, 2015 .