Hyper Cacher Jewish Supermarket Reopens Today In Paris
The Kosher supermarket Hyper Cacher, following its reopening, March 15, 2015 in Paris.  Aurelien Meunier—Getty Images

Kosher Supermarket in Paris Reopens After January Attack

Mar 15, 2015

The kosher supermarket in eastern Paris where four people were killed in a January attack reopened Sunday under heavy security.

The store, one of 13 in the Hyper Cacher chain, was closed since Jan. 9 and had become a site of tributes and mourning after three days of terror rocked the French capital, The Wall Street Journal reports. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was the first customer, saying, “I came here to say the French Republic is doing everything so that all French people are protected from the threat of terrorism and so that we can live in our country freely."

Masses Mourn Paris Terror Victims in France and Israel

Police officers carry the coffins draped in the French flag of the three police officers killed in the recent Islamist attacks in a ceremony to posthumously decorate them with the Légion d’Honneur at the Invalides in Paris, on Jan. 13, 2015.
Police officers carry the flag-draped coffins of three police officers killed in the recent terror attacks during a ceremony to posthumously decorate them with the Légion d’Honneur at the Invalides in Paris, France, on Jan. 13, 2015.Patrick Kovarik—AFP/Getty Images
Police officers carry the coffins draped in the French flag of the three police officers killed in the recent Islamist attacks in a ceremony to posthumously decorate them with the Légion d’Honneur at the Invalides in Paris, on Jan. 13, 2015.
Police Officers line up at the funeral of murdered police officer Ahmed Merabet during the burial at a muslim cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015 in Bobigny, France.
The funeral of murdered police officer Ahmed Merabet takes place at a muslim cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015 in Bobigny, France.
Police Officers participate in the burial of murdered police officer Ahmed Merabet at a muslim cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015 in Bobigny, France.
A female mourner reacts during the funeral of murdered police officer Ahmed Merabet at Bobigny Muslim cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015 in Bobigny, France.
Family members of police officer Ahmed Merabet hold his cap and his Legion of Honor decoration during his funeral at a muslim cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015 in Bobigny, France.
Family and relatives of French Jew Yoav Hattab, a victim of the attack on a kosher grocery store in Paris, gather around a symbolic coffin for his funeral procession in the city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan. 13, 2015.
An Ultra-orthodox Jewish man prays at a Jerusalem cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015, as he attends the funeral of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.
Crowds mourn during the funeral of the four Jews killed in the Paris kosher supermarket, Yoav Hattab, Yohan Cohen, Francois-Michel Saada and Phillipe Braham, in Jerusalem, Jan. 13, 2015.
The body of a victim is carried to be buried at a cemetery in Jerusalem on Jan. 13, 2015 during the funeral of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.
Mourners react in Jerusalem on Jan. 13, 2015 during the funeral of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks in a cemetery during the funeral of four French Jewish victims of the attack last week on a kosher grocery store in Paris, in Jerusalem, Jan. 13, 2015.
Police officers carry the flag-draped coffins of three police officers killed in the recent terror attacks during a cere
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Authorities said gunman Amedy Coulibaly stormed the shop, leaving four victims dead, one day after killing a policewoman. The attack came two days after brothers Chérif and Said Kouachi killed 12 people at the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Two separate raids left all three attackers dead.

“We wanted to reopen quickly and to show we are not defeated and not afraid,” said Laurent Mimoun, one of Hyper Cacher's owners, adding that all staffers who were working during the attack are still on leave. “It was important for the victims’ relatives and the people in the neighborhood.”

[WSJ]

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