After French police dismantled a radical Islamist network that targeted Jews and made 11 arrests, Francois Hollande invited seven Jewish leaders to the presidential palace and promised them greater security and no compromise in fighting racism and anti-Semitism. A new bill affording anti-terror authorities greater powers is to be introduced. The arrests Saturday included two men who lobbed a grenade into a kosher store in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles last month. One of them resisted arrested and was shot dead.
French Interior Minister Manuel Valls told TF1 television on Saturday that a terrorist threat existed in France, and he did not rule out more arrests related to the Sarcelles investigation.