Updated: Gunman kills three at Jewish museum in Brussels

Saturday two men and a woman were killed and one person seriously injured in a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

A Brussels fire brigade spokesperson said the shooter drove up to the museum, went inside and fired shots. One suspect has been arrested and a second suspect is still being sought in connection with the attack.

Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting

Belgium’s interior minister said anti-Semitic motives could be behind the attack. RTE

Netanyahu: Anti-Israel ‘slander and lies’ caused Brussels attack

Netanyahu stated, “This act of murder is the result of constant incitement against Jews and their state,” Netanyahu said in a statement hours after the attack. “Slander and lies against the State of Israel continue to be heard on European soil even as the crimes against humanity and acts of murder being perpetrated in our region are systematically ignored. Our response to this hypocrisy is to constantly state the truth, continue a relentless fight against terrorism and build up our strength.”

Liberman said, “Throughout history, anti-Semitism has taken on many forms but at bottom has always been based hatred of Jews merely for being Jews, whoever they may be and wherever they live That’s why activity termed ‘pro-Palestinian,’ activity that once again, just like in those dark days, calls for the boycott of ‘Jewish goods,’ and aggressively targets the only democracy in the Middle East, is nothing but anti-Semitic.”

Liberman added that the attack in Brussels, as well as previous attacks on Jewish targets in Toulouse, France, and in Kansas City, “are a large, blinking warning light to all those who, consciously or not, collaborate with this incitement when they are so quick to condemn Israel, time and time again, and compare the construction of a house for a Jewish family in our ancestral land to murderous and cruel terror attacks carried out by villainous anti-Semites and terrorists, whether in Gaza or in Brussels.” TimesOfIsrael

Update:  An Israeli couple and a french woman were among the victims of a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. “Paul Hirschson, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, told the Associated Press Sunday that the victims were a couple in their 50s from the Tel Aviv area. He says the victims’ families have been notified of their deaths and that Israel is arranging to fly their bodies home. Their names were not released.” FoxNews

The death toll rises to four as the fourth victim died of his wounds in hospital today.  CCTV in the holocaust museum caught the killing of the people in the museum.  Belgian police have released an image of the suspected gunman from the video. DailyMail

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