JNS.org – A Paris museum has drawn outrage from France’s Jewish community over a display depicting photos of Palestinian suicide bombers as martyrs.
The exhibit entitled “Death” by Palestinian photographer Ahlam Shibli at the taxpayer-subsidized Jeu De Paume Museum is described on the museum’s website as showing “how Palestinian society preserves the presence of the ‘martyrs.’”
According to CRIF, the representative council of Jewish institutions in France, the display features what it calls “martyrs” from Palestinian terror groups including the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
In a letter written on June 5 to France’s Culture and Communications Minister Aurelie Filipetti, CRIF President Roger Cukierman called on the French government to intervene.
“It is particularly regrettable and unacceptable that in the heart of Paris such a display should apologize for terrorism,” wrote Cukierman, according to a CRIF statement that was translated by JNS.org.