An estimated three million attended the Paris march on Sunday.
An estimated three million attended the Paris march on Sunday.Reuters

France will deploy more than 5,000 police officers to guard the country's 700 Jewish schools following the terror attack at a Paris kosher supermarket last Friday that left four people dead.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve made the announcement while addressing parents at a Jewish school on Monday, Sky News reported.

French President Francois Hollande had assured France's Jewish community during a meeting at the Elysee Palace on Sunday that the government will protect Jewish schools and synagogues, even with the nation's armed forces, if necessary.

France will also deploy close to 15,000 troops from Tuesday at 'sensitive' spots. 

"We have decided ... to mobilise 10,000 men to protect sensitive sites in the whole country from tomorrow (Tuesday) evening," Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, according to AFP. "This is the first time that our troops have been mobilised to such an extent on our own soil,"

Amedy Coulibaly, a gunman with self-declared allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS), stormed into the supermarket on Friday and killed hostages in a terror siege that came close on the heels of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

The supermarket attack has shocked the six-lakh strong Jewish community in France. Several Jewish leaders said that anti-Semitic sentiments have been on the rise in the nation, according to TIME, which cited increasing cases of hate speeches and desecration of Jewish property.

France's Interior Minister has also said that anti-Semitic threats and incidents doubled in 2014, according to The Jerusalem Post

What has further put the Jews and all of France on the edge is the fear of further terror strikes similar to the recent ones.  

Coulibaly's partner Hayat Boumeddiene is still on the run and was described by the police as 'armed and dangerous'.

Israeli Prime Minister Banjamin Netanyahu also reportedly urged French Jews to relocate to Israel. 

"To all the Jews of France, all the Jews of Europe, I would like to say that Israel is not just the place in whose direction you pray, the state of Israel is your home," he said in a statement on Saturday, according to AFP.

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