Israel's prime minister says the bodies of French Jews killed in a hostage standoff in a Paris grocery store will be buried in Israel.

In a statement issued from Paris, Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had "responded to the request of the families of those killed in the murderous terror attack" and directed "all the relevant government bodies" to assist in bringing the bodies to Israel. He said a funeral is expected Tuesday.

Four Jews were killed in the hostage standoff at the kosher supermarket. They were among 17 people killed in a wave of terror attacks carried out over three days last week by militants claiming allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group and al-Qaida.

Netanyahu was in Paris with other world leaders for a rally.