Israel PM to visit scene of Paris deli attack, France to call up 10,000 troops to boost security

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a speech during a ceremony for the victims of the attacks in Paris this week, which claimed 17 lives, at the Grand Synagogue in Paris, France, on 11 Jan 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a speech during a ceremony for the victims of the attacks in Paris this week, which claimed 17 lives, at the Grand Synagogue in Paris, France, on 11 Jan 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA

PARIS (AFP) - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will on Monday visit the kosher supermarket in eastern Paris where four Jews were killed when an Islamist gunman stormed the store last week, an Israeli embassy spokesman told AFP.

Accompanied by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Mr Netanyahu will pay tribute to victims at the site, the spokesman said, adding that no speech would be made during the brief ceremony.

Meanwhile, France will call up 10,000 military personnel to bolster security around "sensitive" sites in the country, in the wake of terrorist attacks that left 17 dead, its Defence Minister said on Monday.

Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian unveiled the fresh measures after an emergency meeting called by President Francois Hollande as attention turned to preventing a repeat of France's bloodiest attacks in half a century.