France deploys nearly 5,000 police to protect Jewish schools: Minister

Police security forces watch over the Unity rally “Marche Republicaine” on Jan 11, 2015 in Paris in tribute to the 17 victims of the three-day killing spree. France will deploy nearly 5,000 security forces and police personnel to protect the
Police security forces watch over the Unity rally “Marche Republicaine” on Jan 11, 2015 in Paris in tribute to the 17 victims of the three-day killing spree. France will deploy nearly 5,000 security forces and police personnel to protect the 700 Jewish schools in the country, its interior minister said on Monday, Jan 12, after last week's attacks, one of which targeted a kosher supermarket. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - France will deploy nearly 5,000 security forces and police personnel to protect the 700 Jewish schools in the country, its interior minister said on Monday, after last week's attacks, one of which targeted a kosher supermarket.

Bernard Cazeneuve said soldiers would also be posted as reinforcements, as he addressed parents of a Jewish school to the south of Paris, near where an Islamist gunmen shot dead a policewoman on Thursday, one of 17 people killed in a three-day bloodbath.