The flight carrying the bodies of the four Jews murdered in a Paris kosher market arrived in Israel early Tuesday morning, bringing Yoav Hattab, Yohan Cohen, Philippe Braham, and Francois-Michel Saada to rest in Israel.
Magen David Adom ambulances arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport to collect the coffins.
The state funeral will be held Tuesday at noon in the Givat Shaul cemetery in Yerushalayim. The funeral procession will be accompanied by ambulances, jeeps, ER cruisers, motorcycles, and a mobile command center – all donated by French Jews.
The convoy includes a medical crew, with a psychiatrist and two volunteer medics from Magen David Admon’s international unit, who have been accompanying the families of the deceased, including the fiancé of Yohan Cohen, from takeoff in Paris throughout the funeral.
President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Opposition Chairman Isaac Herzog will take part in the ceremony, as will other ministers, members of Knesset, rabbis, and the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy Ségolène Royal.
Israel police has prepared to block certain roadways leading to the cemetery ahead of the funeral. Entry to the compound will be possible through busses leaving a nearby parking structure. Parking will be free of charge and shuttles will be provided to and from the cemetery.