By COLlive reporter
French security agencies are acting on their President Francois Hollande‘s vow to destroy the ISIS terror organization following the deadly terror attacks it orchestrated this past Friday night.
Some 168 locations across the country were raided and nearly two dozen people were detained as authorities identified more members involved in the attacks that killed 129 people, AP reported.
One of the terror sleeper cells were said to be found in Grenoble, a city in the Rhone-Alpes region of southeastern France that sits at the foot of the Alps mountains.
Rabbi Yhia Lahiany, Director of Beth Habad de Grenoble, reported that such discoveries are not deterring the local Jewish community from continuing to live their Jewish and civil lives.
“Despite the omnipresent terrorist threat in the French territory and the high alert in the Grenoble region, the Chabad Jewish school Ohr Menachem had full attendance,” he told COLlive on Monday.
“All of our students and teachers came to school this morning to show that the terrorism will never prevail over teaching the values of life to our children,” he said.
The Chabad rabbi added that he saw this as a public demonstration that “the light always overcomes the darkness.”
As reported on COLlive.com, 25 Chabad centers and schools are recipients of a grant from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews to secure their institutions.