anti-Semitism Belgium

Gates of Vienna: Jewish Home Fire-Bombed in Antwerp…….

The Baron at the GoV sent the Tundra Tabloids last night, the story about a Jewish home in Antwerp, Belgium, being the target of a fire bombing, but due to other responsibilities I couldn’t get it posted in time. The seriousness of the attack can’t be overstated, it was attempted murder, with the fire bomb being thrown by the attacker(s) at the house full of sleeping people in the middle of the night. Here it is in the original that was posted at the Gates of Vienna.

An article from the Flemish magazine Joods Actueel, as translated by VH:

Fire bomb at home of Jewish family in AntwerpIn the course of the day [Sunday January 4] it became known that in the night from Saturday to Sunday a fire bomb was thrown at a house in Antwerp. The house belongs to a Jewish family. As if by a miracle the fire extinguished itself. The consequences could otherwise have been disastrous because at the time of the attack 12 children were sleeping in the house.

The targeted house is located in the Oedenkovenstraat in Borgerhout, within walking distance of the Turnhoutsebaan. The Turnhoutsebaan was in 2002 the location of serious riots after an AEL [Arabisch Europese Liga, “Arabic European Legue”] demonstration went out of control.

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UPDATE: There were rags with fire accelerators stuffed in the letter box and then set on fire. The public prosecutor takes the matter very seriously. Mayor Janssens [SP.A, Socialist Party] said that the Police continue to conduct surveillance to protect the Jewish community.

More details about the attempted arson are not known and/or not yet released. However, it is known that several people from the Jewish community have received serious death threats.

UPDATE: RELATED: An arson attack was reported against the Jews in Helsinborg Sweden, the Gates of Vienna was given the heads up by Steen.

Another Arson Attack Against the Jews in Helsingborg

There’s been another arson attack on the Jewish congregation in Helsingborg, Sweden, almost certainly a reaction to events in Gaza. Reinhard of FOMI has translated an article from Helsingborgs Dagblad, and notes that Helsingborg has one of the highest concentrations of Muslims in Sweden:

Shortly before 9 p.m. Monday night the fire services were called to a fire in the premises of the Jewish congregation at Springpostgränd in Helsingborg. The fire is suspected to be arson, and witnesses saw two people sitting next to the building shortly before a large fire erupted. The fire services were able to extinguish the fire rapidly.Helsingborg. According to Lennart Nilsson at the rescue services in Helsingborg, it is probably a case of some form of firebomb being thrown in, but the fire was limited to a small part of the premises. It is not clear what damages the fire caused. No one was injured.Tonight’s fire was the second in these premises in four days. The last fire occurred on the evening of January 2nd.

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