LONDON, MARCH 20 (KUNA) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron has
condemned the fatal shootings of a rabbi and three children outside a French
school as "senseless acts of brutality and cowardice", Downing Street said
The Prime Minister wrote to French President Nicolas Sarkozy last night to
offer his support in the wake of the tragedy, Downing Street added.
A manhunt is under way after Rabbi Johnathan Sandler, 30, his two young
sons and another child were the victims of what was feared to be the latest in
a string of racist murders.
The killings at Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse yesterday were carried out
with the same heavy caliber .45 automatic pistol used in two attacks in which
three soldiers of North African and Caribbean origin were murdered in the
region last week.
Cameron wrote: "I was appalled to learn of the recent shootings that France
has suffered, including in Toulouse this morning. People across Britain share
the shock and grief that is being felt in France, and my thoughts are with the
victims, their friends and their families.
"I know that France will draw strength and comfort from your resolute
leadership at this difficult time. You can count on my every support in
confronting these senseless acts of brutality and cowardice."
Meanwhile, Jewish leaders in Britain expressed their shock at the attack
and rallied behind the victims' relatives.
The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks said he was "deeply shocked and saddened by the
atrocious acts of murder."
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims
and the entire community of Toulouse for whom today's tragedy will cast a long
and dark shadow," he added. (end)
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