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Foreign Minister Fabius said France wants to talk to the Syrian rebels more before deciding to arm them and will not reach a decision on the issue before Aug. 1. France is reportedly considering providing sophisticated weapons training and intelligence to the rebel Supreme Military Council in addition to the nonlethal aid France currently provides, in order to strengthen the council's command and control structure.
An exhibition called "Death" at the Jeu de Paume museum of contemporary art in Paris is displaying photographs of Palestinian suicide bombers. The bombers featured are mainly from three groups banned by the EU for terrorism: the Fatah-affiliated al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Hamas' Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The exhibition celebrates the bombers as martyrs.
French police arrested a 22-year-old follower of "radical Islam" for the recent attempted murder of a French soldier in Paris. The suspect, identified as "Alexandre D.," was filmed praying a Muslim prayer before stabbing the soldier several times in the throat. The crime is being treated as a terrorist act.
A knife-wielding man of North African appearance wearing a jihab attacked a uniformed French antiterrorism soldier who was patrolling a subway station in a crowded Paris business district, slashing him repeatedly in the throat. The soldier was seriously wounded, and the attacker escaped into the crowd. Officials are treating the attack as a terrorist incident.