France deploys nearly 5,000 police to protect Jewish schools: Minister

AFP , Monday 12 Jan 2015

File Photo: French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve June 1, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

France will deploy nearly 5,000 security forces and police to protect the 700 Jewish schools in the country, its interior minister said Monday, after last week's attacks, one of which targeted a kosher supermarket.

Bernard Cazeneuve said soldiers would also be posted as reinforcements, as he addressed parents of a Jewish school to the south of Paris, near where an Islamist gunmen shot dead a policewoman on Thursday, one of 17 people killed in a three-day bloodbath.

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