Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Belgium: Arson against Brussels synagogue

A fire, which appears to be criminal, broke out early Tuesday morning at a synagogue in Brussels.  
According to Belgian daily La Dernière Heure, one or more people  managed to enter the building and set several fires on the fourth floor of the building. Three people, a woman and two children were present at that time in the synagogue, were slightly intoxicated by the fire which was quickly extinguished by Brussels firefighters Brussels. The three are the family of the synagogue’s caretaker who was absent that day. 
The synagogue is located in Anderlecht, an area in the south west of Brussels mainly populated by Muslims. The commune, located near the south train station,was once home of a large Jewish community. 
More: European  Jewish Press

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