France to dissolve pro-Hamas Muslim group: Macron

Update France to dissolve pro-Hamas Muslim group: Macron
Emmanuel Macron sad "we know what needs to be done" after a meeting with a unit tackling Islamism in a northeastern suburb of Paris. (Reuters)
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Updated 20 October 2020

France to dissolve pro-Hamas Muslim group: Macron

France to dissolve pro-Hamas Muslim group: Macron

PARIS: France is to dissolve pro-Hamas Muslim group, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

The French government has intensified action against Islamist extremism in recent days after a teacher was beheaded for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in class.

Macron said the Cheikh Yassine Collective was  "directly implicated" in Friday's beheading attack and would be disbanded.

"We know what needs to be done", Macron told reporters after a meeting with a unit for the fight against Islamism in a northeastern suburb of Paris.