The CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities Saturday identified the four victims of the terrorist attack Friday on the Hype Cacher kosher supermarket:
They are: Yoav Hattab, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen and Francois-Michel Saada. “These French citizens were struck down in a cold-blooded manner and mercilessly because they were Jews,” read the CRIF statement. They were shot in the early stages of the seven-hour standoff, which ended when police stormed the shop and killed the Islamist hostage-taker, Amedy Coulibaly.
Seventeen people survived the attack. A vigil in memory of the victims is planned for Saturday night in front of the Hyper Cachet supermarket.