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France remembers victims of kosher supermarket attack

© AFP | The historic Place de la République in Paris was transformed into a makeshift memorial after the January 2015 attacks on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-01-10

France paid homage on Saturday to four hostages killed at a kosher supermarket in Paris during a string of attacks a year ago that began with a deadly assault on French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo.

The four hostages, three shoppers and an employee, were killed on January 9, 2015 at the Hyper Cacher supermarket in eastern Paris by gunman Amédy Coulibaly, who was later shot dead in a police raid.

To honour the kosher store victims, the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France (CRIF) organised a commemoration outside the supermarket after sundown on Saturday.

"Despite continuing traumatic feelings, life has returned to normal with a renewed sense of fraternity," said Haim Korsia, France's grand rabbi.

French President François Hollande also unveiled a plaque during a brief ceremony on Saturday in memory of Clarissa Jean-Philippe, a 26-year-old policewoman who was killed by Coulibaly on January 8, 2015 in the southern Paris suburb of Montrouge.

To coincide with the commemorative events, mosques around the country opened their doors to visitors over the weekend in a move to “highlight the real values of Islam, to set straight the clichés about links to violence and terrorism," Anouar Kbibech, head of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, told AFP.

Hollande pays tribute to policewoman killed in January 2015 attacks in Paris

Hollande is to attend a public ceremony Sunday at Place de la Republique, which became a symbolic site in the aftermath of the attacks, where a 10 metre oak is to be planted as a “tree of remembrance”.

Veteran rocker Johnny Hallyday will also perform "Un Dimanche de Janvier" (One January Sunday), a song about the massive show of solidarity during a march on January 11, 2015 that drew 1.6 million people to the streets of Paris.

The attacks at both the Charlie Hebdo magazine and the kosher supermarket killed 17 people.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

Date created : 2016-01-09

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