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Benjamin Netanyahu beckons European Jews

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to gain an advantage from Friday’s murders in a Paris kosher supermarket at the weekend, offering a home in Israel for French Jews and others in Europe suffering from a “rising tide of anti-semitism.”

He said that every Jew who wanted to move to Israel would be “welcomed with a warm heart and open arms.”

He drew parallels between the Paris massacre and rocket attacks on Israeli cities by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

Hamas released a statement on Saturday, condemning the Charlie Hebdo attack and declaring: “Differences of opinion and thought cannot justify murder.”

It also slammed Mr Netanyahu for his “desperate attempts … to make a connection between our movement and the resistance of our people on the one hand and global terrorism on the other.”

The Israeli PM revealed yesterday that all four French Jews killed in the Paris supermarket will be buried in Israel tomorrow.


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