#JeSuisJuif began trending shortly after it was revealed a second siege was unfolding at a Jewish supermarket in Paris.
At least three people are reported to have been killed after a gunman linked to the Charlie Hebdo murders and suspected of shooting dead a policewoman, took six people, including children, hostage.
We must stand by French Jews as we stood by French cartoonists and police #JeSuisJuif
— Mark Ferguson (@Markfergusonuk) January 9, 2015
— Ruth Abusch-Magder (@RabbiRuth) January 9, 2015
The Associated Press reports police have ordered all shops to be closed in the neighbourhood.
BREAKING: Police order all shops closed in famed Jewish neighborhood in central Paris far from attacks.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 9, 2015
The Board of Deputies of British Jews on Friday issued a statement in response to the latest incident.
This won't end today. France is at a crossroads now. I hope they make the right decisions. #JeSuisJuif
— Eitan Kalmowitz (@ekalmowitz) January 9, 2015
According to the Jewish Year Book, there are 380,000 Jewish people in Paris.
Last year, a record 3,270 French Jews emigrated to Israel — a 63% percent hike from 2012.
The Jewish Agency, which promotes emigration to Israel from the Jewish diaspora, estimates that figure could spike to 5,000.
— Shomrim N.E. London (@ShomrimOfficial) January 9, 2015