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Jewish neighborhoods in Paris on high alert

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 01:19

Security is heightened in Jewish neighborhoods across Paris in the wake of a siege at a kosher supermarket in which four hostages were killed. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Jewish neighborhoods in Paris are on high alert, a day after two separate hostage incidents... that began with an attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Four hostages died at a kosher supermarket in the city's east. The French president calls it an "appalling anti-Semitic act." And business owners in this jewish community say they're scared for what MAY still come: (SOUNDBITE) (French) EMPLOYEE AT KING FALAFEL PALACE, ALONE HABIB, SAYING: "The events which happened over these last three days, that counts for a lot, that counts for a lot but there are other things as well which have frightened us, we have heard threats on social networks, or several things, it's certain we are afraid. Me, personally, I am afraid, but we cope, if we all close they have won." With increased security, other locals say they're remaining defiant in the face of radicals. (SOUNDBITE) (French) LOCAL, JOSELYNE MIMOUNI, SAYING: "We want to show that France is a free country and that we are French people and we are not afraid to be open. We must show because if everyone closes we say to ourselves: "what is happening?" So we open, we decided to open." That message will be vocalized loud and clear at a unity rally, Sunday, in protest of three days of violence that shook the country.

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Jewish neighborhoods in Paris on high alert

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 01:19