France attacks: Funeral ceremonies in Paris and Jerusalem

Funeral ceremonies are being held for seven of those shot dead in last week’s attacks in Paris. Four men killed at a kosher supermarket are being buried in Jerusalem. At a ceremony in central Paris, President Francois Hollande is honouring three police officers shot dead. Last week’s three days of terror began with an attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7 January.A total of 17 people were killed by Islamist gunmen, including journalists.At the police headquarters in Paris, Mr Hollande posthumously bestowed France’s top honour, the Legion d’Honneur, on the three officers – Franck Brinsolaro, Ahmed Merabet and Clarissa Jean-Philippe – their coffins draped in the French flag.The officers “died so that we may live in freedom”, he said at the televised ceremony. In Jerusalem, the four Jewish victims of an attack on a kosher supermarket – Yoav Hattab, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen and Francois-Michel Saada – will be buried at the Har HaMenuhot cemetery. Their bodies arrived before dawn on a flight from France.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is among the hundreds attending the Jerusalem funerals.  He told mourners the victims’ lives had been “cut down by hatred”.  The victims’ relatives will recite a traditional prayer and read eulogies.