B’nai B’rith International has issued the following Statement:
B’nai B’rith strongly condemns the shootings at the Jewish Museum of Belgium. At this time, three people are confirmed dead and others are injured, at least one seriously.
The shootings took place amidst a growing atmosphere of hate and intolerance in Europe for Israel and Jews.
Belgian Interior Minister Joelle Milquet was quoted in local media saying "It's a shooting ... at the Jewish Museum. All of this can lead to suspicions of an act of anti-Semitism."
The situation is still unfolding as law enforcement teams seem to be moving swiftly. B’nai B’rith continues to monitor the situation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
See where B'nai B'rith International stands on the issues.