Netanyahu: Anti-Israel “Slander and Lies” Caused Deadly Brussels Museum Attack
Four people were killed today after a gunman opened fire in a Brussels Museum.
One person has been arrested and police are looking for a second suspect.
Israeli Prime Minister blamed the attack on a anti-Israel attitudes and “constant incitement against Jews” in Europe.
The Times of Israel reported:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Saturday that a shooting attack at the Brussels Jewish Museum that killed three people and critically injured a fourth was caused by anti-Israel attitudes in Europe.
“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 echoed Netanayhu while also tying the attack to “calls to boycott Israel and boycott Israeli products.”
“Throughout history,” he said in a statement, “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.”
Belgium’s Interior Minister said anti-Semitic motives could be behind the attack. RTE