Jewish Museum of Belgium to Reopen Four Months after Fatal Shootings

Four People Were Killed in May 24 Attack

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By JTA

Published September 03, 2014.

The Jewish Museum of Belgium will reopen fully to the public four months after four people were killed in a shooting attack there.

The Brussels museum in a statement on its website said it will reopen on Sept. 14 as part of the European Day of Jewish Culture.

The European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage, or AEPJ, has called on the participants in the day of culture to hold a moment of silence at their events in memory of the victims of the museum attack.

Mehdi Nemmouche, a Frenchman who French authorities believe left for Syria via Belgium to fight with jihadists in 2012 before returning to Europe, has been charged in the May 24 attack. Nemmouche was extradited by France to Brussels in late July.

Two Israeli tourists, a French volunteer at the museum and a Belgian employee were killed.



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