Veteran Israeli bookseller cancels event for Charlie Hebdo

The veteran Steimatzky bookselling chain has cancelled an event for the sale of the latest special issue of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo fearing outbreaks of violence. The issue will be distributed by Internet as of next Monday. The chain owners expressed complete support for the principle of freedom of speech. Charlie Hebdo has been on regular sale at Steimatzky’s for years and will remain so in the future.

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