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Report: Toulouse killer had contacts in Israel

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Mohammed Merah reportedly contacted people in 20 countries, including Israel, before killing four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.

The daily newspaper Le Monde reported last week that French security services declassified records that showed Merah had exchanged information in more than 1,800  telephone exchanges with people in Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Kenya, Thailand and Bhutan, among others.

The records, according to Le Monde, cast doubts on the theory of French security services that Merah had acted alone.

French security forces killed Merah days after the March killings at the Otzar Hatorah school of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, two of his children and the young daughter of the Toulouse school’s principal, and three officers. — jta


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