French MP: France Should Learn From Israel In War On Terror

French police forces and forensic officers stand next to a truck July 15, 2016 that ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais killing at least 60 people in Nice, France, July 14. REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD
TEL AVIV – Now that France has been forced into a war against terrorism, it would do well to take lessons from Israel, a French parliamentarian told Arutz Sheva in the wake of the murder of a priest in Normandy by Muslim extremists. MP Meir Habib, who also served as vice chairman of the investigating committee for the 2015 terror attacks in France, said he was urging the country’s leadership, which he claims is woefully unprepared to deal with the threat it is facing, to learn from Israel’s anti-terror tactics. “I sought to go to Israel and to learn from the Israelis; you’re more experienced in dealing with terrorism. Thirty of us, French parliamentarians, met with the [Israeli] Prime Minister, Justice Minister, Police Chief, and the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, Avi Dichter.” “We see that the Islamic State doesn’t start up with you [Israel],” he added. “Unfortunately as of now we are not ready in terms of intelligence and professional [training] to overcome the terrorists, either in terms of sealing the borders or in dealing with incitement in mosques,” said Habib. “Every day we wake up to another terror attack, one time in Germany, another time in