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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said four Jews killed in the Paris kosher store on Friday would be buried at one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the world in Israel.

    MOSCOW, January 11 (Sputnik) — Four Jews killed on Friday during the hostage-taking in the Paris kosher store will be buried on January 13 in Israel, the office of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement Sunday.

    "Netanyahu responded positively to the request of the families of victims of the terrorist attack in a Jewish supermarket in Paris and ordered all relevant government agencies to assist in the delivery [of the bodies] for burial in Israel, " the statement read.

    According to the local media reports, the terrorist attack victims will be buried at one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the world, which is located on the slope of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

    The Israeli delegation headed by Netanyahu participated earlier on Sunday in the Republican March held in central Paris to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attacks that have shaken France in the recent days.

    Amedy Coulibaly, a gunman, who killed four Jews in the kosher food shop on Friday is also suspected of shooting dead a police officer in the Paris suburb of Montrouge the day before. Coulibaly was allegedly linked with brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, who killed 12 in the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine on Wednesday. All three have been killed by the police.

    In 2014, a number of anti-Semitic attacks doubled compared with the previous year, the Independent reports. Over the last 18 months, about 100,000 Jews left France, either to Britain or Israel. This is the largest emigration of Jews anywhere since World War II, the Jewish Chronicle says.

    On Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jews in France that Israel would welcome French Jews if they decided to settle in Israel.

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