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Offical Belgium Crisis Center Tells Jewish Victims Israel Does Not Exist

brusselscrisiscenterUpdate:  An operator in Belgium’s federal hotline on the terrorist attacks in Brussels was fired for telling a Jewish caller that Israel does not exist and is in fact called Palestine…European call center group IPG fired the employee, whom they put to work at the call center in the framework of their contract with the ministry, TimesOfIsrael

With the creeping Islamization of Europe there is no wonder that Europe is burning.

The Belgium government established a crisis hotline after the latest terror attack in Brussels, many of those injured were foreign citizens including several Israelis.

But when a Jewish volunteer called up the Belgian government’s Crisis Center to arrange flying the Israeli victims home, the operator ­ who identified himself only by the Arabic first name Zakaria ­ chose to inform him that Israel and insisted the victims should be sent to “Palestine.”

The shocking incident, along with an audio recording of the conversation, was published in the Belgian Jewish monthly Joods Actueel.IsraelNationalNews

An English transcript of the call: Continue reading Offical Belgium Crisis Center Tells Jewish Victims Israel Does Not Exist

Terrorist Attacks In Belgium

brussels-airport-attackUpdate:    Two of the suicide bombers were identified as brothers Khalid (metro station) and Ibrahim El-Bakraoui (airport).  Belgian officials believe the third man’s explosives did not go off and he is on the run. (the one wearing a white coat and a hat).  France24

Twin explosions in Brussels at the airport and a bombing at the Maalbeek Metro station are the deadliest attacks ever on Belgian soil.

The number of casualties continually change:  34 people killed – 20 in the Metro, 14 at the airport.  Over 100 people were injured in the Metro blast. 90 people were injured at the airport.

‘What we feared has happened, we were hit by blind attacks,’ said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

‘We are at war,’ French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday. ‘We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war.’ FoxNews

US Air Force Officer and his family among 9 Americans injured in Brussels.

Nine Americans injured in Brussels terror attack including three Mormon missionaries, a US Air Force lieutenant colonel and five members of his family DailyMail

ISIS terrorist have claimed claimed responsibility.

For the first time the Belgian capital went on its highest alert — level 4. Brussels is on lockdown, the airport is closed and public transportation has been suspended.  Residents are being advised to stay home. Borders with France and Netherlands have also been closed.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed AIPAC’s annual policy conference on Tuesday, sending his condolences to the families of those killed earlier in the day in a string of terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium.

Speaking via live video feed, Netanyahu said that the chain of attacks currently being seen from Paris to San Bernadino and now in Brussels is one continuous assault that includes the daily terror attacks in Israel.

“In all these cases the terrorists have no resolvable differences,” Netanyahu said. JPost

“This is one continuous assault on all of us,” Netanyahu said. “In all these cases, the terrorists have no resolvable grievances. It’s not as if we can offer them Brussels, or Istanbul, or even the West Bank…because what they seek is our utter destruction and their total domination. Their basic demand is that we should basically disappear. Well my friends, that’s not going to happen. The only way to defeat these terrorists is to join together and fight them together. That’s how we’ll defeat terrorism, with political unity and moral clarity. I think we have that in abundance.” JNS

Paris Fugitive Captured Alive In Anti-terror Raid

Salah Abdeslam
Salah Abdeslam

The fugitive from November’s Paris attacks, killer was wounded and arrested following a shootout in Brussels on Friday.

  • Belgian police detained five people in total following Friday’s raids. They include “Mounir Ahmed Al Hadj”, AKA Amine Choukri, who is also linked to the Paris attacks, and three members of the family that allowed Abdeslam and Choukri to stay in their apartment.
  • French President François Hollande has confirmed that 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam had been arrested.
  • Earlier, French police said Abdeslam was wounded in the leg before being arrested.
  • Hollande said that French prosecutors would make a formal request for Abdeslam’s extradition to France, adding that there were “many more people” in the Paris attacks cell than previously thought.
  • Several exchanges of gunfire rang out in the city’s Molenbeek area on Friday afternoon – the scene of past investigations – and police officers were seen surrounding an apartment block there on Friday afternoon. Television footage showed masked, black-clad security forces guarding a street in the capital and reporters at the scene described white smoke rising from a rooftop.
  • Earlier, Belgian prosecutors said fingerprints belonging to Abdeslam were found at the scene of a shootout in the city on Tuesday.
  • Investigators believe much of the planning and preparation for the November bombing and shooting rampage in Paris was conducted in Brussels by young French and Belgian nationals, some of whom fought in Syria for the Islamic State group. France24

Brussels Put On Maximum Alert Over Warning Level Of ‘Imminent Threat’

Update:

21 arrested after 27 raids.  Belgian police open fire and wound motorist who drove at them during terror raids.  DailyMail

Belgium will keep the highest threat level for Brussels on Monday, with the metro as well as schools remaining closed because of a “serious and imminent” threat of coordinated, multiple attacks, the country’s prime minister said Sunday.

For the rest of the country, a threat level of three on a four tier scale would remain in place, Prime Minister Charles Michel said.

“What we fear is an attack similar to the one in Paris, with several individuals who could also possibly launch several attacks at the same time in multiple locations,” Michel told a press conference in Brussels.  France24

belgium-terror-alert-highest-levelIn the Belgium capital Brussels’ the metro network,  shuttered shops , public buildings have been shut and people have been warned to avoid public gatherings.

Open borders.
Unchecked immigration.

The Molenbeek district, known as the EU jihadi capital is a pitstop for radicals. It is “the source of the highest concentration in Europe of jihadi foreign fighters going  to fight in Syria and Iraq.” The Paris attacks were planned in Brussels, the terrorists had connections to Molenbeek.

“Almost every time there’s a link with Molenbeek,” the Belgian prime minister, Charles Michel, said on Sunday. “We’ve tried prevention. Now we’ll have to get repressive. It’s been a form of laisser faire and laxity. Now we’re paying the bill.” theguardian

Now its own citizens are warned to avoid public places because of threats and security forces are on the streets.

Belgium raised the alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds because of a “serious and imminent” threat of an attack.

A week after the Paris attacks carried out by Islamic State militants, of whom one suspect from Brussels is at large and said by authorities to be highly dangerous, the city was placed on the top level “four” in the government’s threat scale after a meeting of top ministers, police and security services.

“The advice for the population is to avoid places where a lot of people come together like shopping centres, concerts, events or public transport stations wherever possible,” a spokesman for the government’s crisis centre said.

He declined to say what specifically prompted the new alert.

A statement on the centre’s website said it had recommended closing the underground rail network until Sunday and the municipal transport authority tweeted that stations on the four main metro lines were closed “by order of the police”.  France24

Suspect In Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting was ISIS Member

Mehdi Nimmouch
Mehdi Nimmouch

French journalist Nicolas Henin identified Mehdi Nimmouch, the French Islamist, who killed four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in May, as one of his captors while he was held hostage in Syria.

Nemmouche is believed to have spent more than a year in Syria fighting alongside Islamist militants before the Brussels shooting. He may have been one of the guards holding four French journalists – Hénin as well as Didier François, Edouard Elias and Pierre Torres – who were taken hostage by militants from the Islamic State (IS) group in June 2013. Continue reading Suspect In Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting was ISIS Member

France Arrest Suspect In Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting

Marseille, France
Marseille, France

French police have arrested a 29-year-old suspected of involvement in the shootings deaths last weekend at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

Mehdi Nemmouche, a Frenchman with suspected ties to Islamic radicals in Syria, was detained in Marseille in southern France. He was detained by custom officials at the bus station on a bus from Amsterdam via Brussels and was found caring a Kalashnikov assault rifle and another gun.

Continue reading France Arrest Suspect In Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting

Brussels museum shooter may have filmed terror attack

The shooter who killed four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels may have videotaped his attack with a GoPro camera mounted on his chest.  As was the case in a previous anti-Jewish attack in 2012 in Toulouse the shooter filmed the killing of four Jews.

The four people killed in Saturday’s terror attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels were an Israeli couple, a French national and a Belgium citizen. haaetz

The Brussels judicial authorities on Monday transferred the inquiry of the Brussels Museum shooting to the federal public prosecutor’s office which is authorized to handle terrorist cases.

Online:  Belgium probes terrorist link in Jewish Museum killings

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

Continue reading Updated: Gunman kills three at Jewish museum in Brussels