Monday, April 27, 2015

Belgium: Jewish nursing home in Brussels demands police/army protection

Belgian newspaper Le Soir [25-26/04/2015] reported that retirement home L'Heureux Séjour, which cares for 150 elderly Jewish residents, has complained of not being given adequate police protection. 

Olivier Pirotte, the Chief of staff  of the Mayor of Saint-Gilles, the Brussels borough where the home is located, told the newspaper that a police car is permanently stationed at a nearby kosher delicatessen and that behind the home the Jewish Social Services building receives army protection.  There are also frequent police patrols in the area.  According to Mr. Pirotte there is no cause for alarm.

Nonetheless this shows once again that physical attacks even against elderly Jews by jihadists cannot be ruled out, thus making Jewish life increasingly precarious.

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