Macron at ceremony: Hamas attack on Israel was ‘biggest antisemitic massacre of our century’

French President Emmanuel Macron walks past French Republican Guards who hold portraits of the French victims of the Oct 7, 2023, Hamas onslaught in Israel, during a ceremony at the Invalides monument, Feb. 7, 2024 (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron walks past French Republican Guards who hold portraits of the French victims of the Oct 7, 2023, Hamas onslaught in Israel, during a ceremony at the Invalides monument, Feb. 7, 2024 (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool via AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron describes the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel as the “biggest antisemitic massacre of our century” as he hosts a ceremony paying tribute to the French victims.

He describes the attack as “barbarism… which is fed by antisemitism and propagates it,” vowing also not to give in to “rampant and uninhibited antisemitism.”

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