Police order shops closed in Jewish area in central Paris
January 9, 2015
PARIS (AP) — Police have ordered all shops closed in a famed Jewish neighborhood in central Paris, far from the two developing hostage situations.
The mayor’s office in Paris announced the closures Friday of shops along the Rosiers street in Paris’ Marais neighborhood, in the heart of the tourist district and about a kilometer away from the offices of newspaper Charlie Hebdo where 12 people were killed on Wednesday.
Hours before the Jewish Sabbath, the street is usually especially crowded with shoppers — French Jews and tourists alike.
‘Hostages Killed’ In Paris Supermarket Siege
January 9, 2015
At least three hostages and a jihadist gunman have been killed in a deadly Paris [Kosher] supermarket siege.
Police are working to identify a fifth body which may be that of a second hostage-taker.
Six explosions were heard at the Jewish supermarket in Porte de Vincennes and several hostages were seen running, or being carried, from the store.
At least one of those being carried out was a small child. Fifteen hostages were freed alive.
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It was initially hoped that all hostages in the shop had been saved – but it is now clear that a number died. Others have been critically wounded.
Two police officers have also been hurt in the raid.
Reports that a gunman may have escaped from the siege were dismissed as “unlikely” by officials.
The hostage taker at the Paris store was linked to the killer brothers who were holding another hostage at a commercial building at Dammartin-en-Goele, near to Charles de Gaulle airport.
The supermarket gunman – named as Amedy Coulibaly – had threatened to kill the hostages if police moved in on the brothers at Dammartin.
He reportedly told a French TV station that he was a member of the Islamic State group and was in cahoots with the Charlie Hebdo killers who were his “officers”.
Sky’s crime correspondent Martin Brunt said: “After news came through of the situation Dammartin there seemed to be a sense of urgency here.
“We heard four very quick explosions that lasted between them seven seconds I suspect.”
There were another two explosions shortly afterwards.
Minutes later hostages were pictured being carried out, or running out, of the market – as sirens wailed across the city.
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Excerpts from Deuteronomy 28:
“The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him….
“However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you …
“The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will come at them from one direction but flee from them in seven, and you will become a thing of horror to all the kingdoms on earth. At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you….
“You will become a thing of horror, a byword and an object of ridicule among all the peoples where the Lord will drive you….
“The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail….
“All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the Lord your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever. Because you did not serve the Lord your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you….
“The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand …”
(New International Version)
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