WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The first pictures of three of the four hostages killed in yesterday’s kosher supermarket siege in Paris have emerged. Yohan Cohen, 22, Yoav Hattab, 21, teacher Philippe Braham, in his forties, and François-Michel Saada, believed to be in his sixties, were the four hostages killed in the attack, French Jewish organisation Crif confirmed. Pictures of Mr Hattab (main left), who is son of the Grand Rabbi of Tunis, Mr Cohen (bottom left) and Mr Braham (bottom right) can be revealed, 24 hours after the siege came to a climax as armed police raided the Jewish grocery. It was revealed that a heroic customer at the kosher supermarket in Paris snatched one of the terrorist’s guns and turned it on the hostage taker – only to find it was jammed, leaving the extremist to execute him in cold blood, according to a survivor who fled the shoot-out as armed police officers and soldiers raided the store. Mickael B, as he wishes to be known, was held in the store with his three-year-old son when the fellow hostage suddenly grabbed the weapon which had been left on the counter. But, after discovering the gun had been left there because it was malfunctioning, terrorist Amedy Coulibaly shot and killed the hostage. Meanwhile footage has emerged of the moment French commandos launched flash grenades into the grocery store before hostage taker Amedy Coulibaly was gunned down last night.
Three of the hostages killed by Islamic extremist during siege at Jewish grocery store, as it emerges one shopper was executed when he grabbed one of terrorist’s guns and it JAMMED
The chief rabbi’s son, shop worker saving for his marriage, teacher and pensioner: Faces of kosher deli hostages killed by Jew-hating jihadist – one of whom was executed when he grabbed one of terrorist’s guns and it JAMMED
- Hostages killed are named as Yohan Cohen, 22, Yoav Hattab, 21, Philippe Braham and Francois-Michel Saada
- Pictures of Mr Cohen and Mr Hattab can be revealed 24 hours after the supermarket siege ended in hail of gunfire
- One hostage is said to have snatched one of terrorist Amedy Coulibaly’s guns in the kosher grocery
- Captive turned the weapon on the extremist – only to find it had been left on a counter because it was jammed
- Dramatic account revealed by a survivor reveals that Coulibaly then shot and killed the customer in cold blood
- Survivor – known only as Mickael B, was trapped inside the Jewish supermarket with his three-year-old son
- Hostage taker Coulibaly, 32, was responsible for shooting dead a policewoman on Thursday
- Series of explosions rocked the building as armed police launched their raid which freed 15 hostages
- Siege came two days after Cherif and Said Kouachi massacred 12 people at Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris
- 500 phone calls were made between Coulibaly’s wife Hayat Boumeddiene and one of the Kouachi brothers’s wives
- But France’s most wanted woman Boumeddiene has fled to Syria, taking a flight from Madrid to Istanbul
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
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The first pictures of three of the four hostages killed in yesterday’s kosher supermarket siege in Paris have emerged.
Yohan Cohen, 22, Yoav Hattab, 21 and Philippe Braham, in his forties, have been pictured 24 hours after the siege came to a climax as armed police raided the Jewish grocery.
François-Michel Saada, thought to be in his sixties, was also murdered in the attack, French Jewish organisation Crif confirmed.
All four men were murdered by Islamic terrorist Amedy Coulibaly, including one who is said to have snatched one of the extremist’s guns and turned it on the hostage taker – only to find that the weapon had jammed.
Philippe Braham was a teacher in his early 40s, who lived with his wife Valerie and their three children in a quiet town called L’Hay-les-Roses, approximately eight miles south of Paris.
A neighbour described him as ‘a good man’ and added: ‘He always said hello, he was always very polite. They are a very nice and quiet family. He didn’t speak a lot, but he was a good man.
‘This is very sad news. It is a sad day for the family and for everyone.’ It is believed Braham has another elder child from a previous relationship.
The dramatic account was revealed by a survivor who fled the shoot-out as armed police officers and soldiers raided the store yesterday.
Mickael B, as he wishes to be known, was held in the store with his three-year-old son when the fellow hostage suddenly grabbed the weapon which had been left on the counter and tried to fire it at terrorist Amedy Coulibaly.
But, after discovering the gun had been left there because it was malfunctioning, the extremist shot and killed the heroic hostage.
Giving a terrifying account, Mickael said: ‘I was heading for the check-out with the goods in my hand when I heard a bang – very loud. I thought it was a firecracker at first. But turning I saw a black man armed with two Kalashnikov rifles and I knew what was happening.’
‘I grabbed my son by the collar and fled to the back of the store. There, with other customers, we ran down a spiral staircase into the basement. We all piled into one of two cold rooms – our door wouldn’t close. We were terrified.