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STRAIGHT. Israel-Hamas war: France pays national tribute to victims of October 7 events


  • Emmanuel Macron leads a late morning ceremony at Les Invalides to commemorate the French victims of 7 October.
  • The tribute, which will begin at 11:45 a.m., will open with the Kaddish prayer for the dead, followed by a speech from the head of state, the ringing of the Dead, a minute of silence and the Marseillaise.
  • Each victim will be represented by a photograph. The 55 families present were transported, many from Israel, on a special flight.
  • Several LFI members will attend despite opposition from several families.

There are still 132 hostages in the Gaza Strip

According to Israeli authorities, 132 hostages are still being held captive in Gaza, 28 of whom are believed to have died. Negotiations are underway for their release in exchange for a cessation of hostilities. At the end of November, during the truce, about a hundred hostages had already been released.


Highest death toll on the French side since the Nice attack

With 42 compatriots or French-Israelis killed, three still missing and considered hostages, four hostages freed and six wounded, this is the highest death toll on the French side since the attack in Nice on July 14, 2016 (86 dead and more than 400 people). injured).

France has the largest Jewish community in Europe, with approximately 500,000 people, and almost 100,000 citizens live in Israel, often holding dual citizenship.


Good morning !

And welcome to this live broadcast of the tribute paid this Wednesday to the French victims of the October 7 terrorist attacks in Israel.

Source: Le Parisien

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