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Jewish Museum in Brussels Remembers Terror Victims

Brussels Jewish Museum (Photo: wikicommons/Michel wal)

Two years ago, four were killed in a terrorist shooting at Brussels' Jewish Museum. Israel Hayom reports on the ceremony to remember those who lost their lives in this anti-Semitic attack:

[Chief Rabbi of Belgium] Guigui said the ceremony was about remembering the victims and sending "a message to the world -- especially to terrorists -- to tell them that we are all united to fight against all forms of terrorism."

Under heavy police and military surveillance, religious officials and some 50 guests placed candles below a plate commemorating the victims.

Four people -- Israeli couple Mira and Emanuel Riva, a French woman and a Belgian man -- were killed when French national Mehdi Nemmouche opened fire in the museum on May 24, 2014, with a Kalashnikov rifle. Nemmouche, who is believed to have spent the year 2013 fighting in Syria, was caught in Marseilles shortly after the attack and was extradited to Belgium in July 2014. He is currently in jail in Bruges awaiting trial.

The Brussels attack is generally seen as the first in the series of attacks in Europe in recent years linked to the Islamic State group.

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