Murderer of Jewish children in France cornered by police

French police say they have surrounded an apartment building in Toulouse where they believe the man responsible for killing three French paratroopers as well as several Jewish schoolchildren was in hiding. The man, whose first name is Mohammed, claims to be a member of al-Qaeda. New York Times: The man told police negotiators that those killings, as well as the fatal shootings of three French paratroopers in recent days, were to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children and to protest French military deployments abroad, according to investigators and Interior Minister Claude Guéant, who was at the site of the raid on Wednesday morning. The suspect, identified as a French national from Toulouse who said he belonged to Al Qaeda, fired several volleys at security forces ringing the five-floor apartment building in which he had barricaded himself, about two miles south of the Jewish school where the four people were killed on Monday. Three officers were slightly wounded, Mr. Guéant...(Read Full Post)