U.S. Jewish leaders mark one year since Paris Hyper Cacher terror attack

The wreath left outside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Jan. 16, 2015, to pay homage to the Jewish victims of the Islamist terror attack at that site a week earlier. Credit: U.S. Department of State.

(JNS.org) American Jewish leaders on Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the Islamist terror attack at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris.

“We again extend our condolences to the families of those who perished and our prayers for those injured in this brutal attack as well as the victims of the Charlie Hebdo and more recent terror assaults,” said Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman and CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

In January of 2015, Muslim terrorist Amedy Coulibaly took nearly 20 Jewish shoppers hostage at the Hyper Cacher supermarket and killed four of them. The attack came just days after the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was also attacked by a Muslim terrorist in a shooting that killed 12 people.

“The courage and determination of French Jewry and its leadership has been inspiring. We all recognize that this scourge of terrorism and the spread of the extremist ideologies behind it are far from over. Their terrible network of death and destruction continues to spread around the globe taking countless lives of people of all faiths,” Hoenlein said.

Posted on January 12, 2016 .