The bombings have created a special anxiety for the many Arab and Middle Eastern immigrants in Paris. Not only do they share the danger of other Parisians exposed to terrorist bombings that kill and maim at random, but these immigrants have also attracted a good deal of suspicion and resentment.
Even before the news conference in Lebanon, there were some misgivings about the posters in Paris. First, such posters had not been seen in Paris since the days when the Nazi occupiers posted pictures of French Resistance fighters. On top of this, some French police expressed doubt privately that such a theatrical gesture would accomplish much. But the [Jacques Chirac] government obviously hoped that the posters would demonstrate its determination and would boost the morale of Parisians.
PHOTO: Victims of the bombing at a busy clothing and textile store on the Rue de Rennes in Paris. / Associated Press [Maurice Ibrahim Abdallah], left, and his brother, [Robert Ibrahim Abdallah], at Tripoli press conference as they denied any part in the Paris bombings. / Associated Press; MAP: WHERE TERRORISTS STRUCK September 17 Store on Rue de rennes; 5 killed, more than 60 injured. 1. Sept 8 City Hall Post Office 1 killed, 18 injured. 2. Sept. 12 Cafeteria in La defense; 41 injured. 3. Sept. 14 Garage under Renault Complex; 1 killed, 2 injured. 4. Sept. 15 City Police Headquarters; 1 killed, 51 injured., MICHAEL HALL / Los Angeles Times