Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Belgium: Petrol bombs found in building next to the Great Synagogue in Brussels

Monde Juif reports:

The Conservatory is the
building on the left.

After students detected the smell of petrol, several petrol bombs were discovered on Monday night in the premises of the Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels which stands next to the Great Synagogue.  The Synagogue is heavily guarded.

Firefighters were called in and evacuated the premises. No one was injured or intoxicated. An investigation was opened.

Joël Rubinfeld, head of the
Belgian League against Antisemitism (LBCA), described the finding as disturbing.  He added that if the incendiary devices were planted there it follows that there was criminal intent.
Mid-January, a fire broke out in an empty wing Conservatory and both buildings, the Conservatory and the Synagogue, were evacuated. 

Last September, the first floor of a synagogue Anderlecht was engulfed in flames.  A fire had already broken out in 2010. 

On May 24, 2014, Mehdi Mehdi Nemmouche, a French jihadist shot four people dead, including a couple of Israelis, at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

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