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Relatives and friends mourn during funeral in Tel Aviv of Emmanuel and Mira (Miriam) Riva, who were shot to death at the Brussels Jewish Museum in Belgium.

The gathering was attended by Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and other ministers, who took time off from Belgium’s federal elections Sunday to show solidarity with Belgian Jewry.

Also present was a group of young Muslim women.

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“We don’t know who is behind this, and it doesn’t matter. We came because we are hurting and crying inside,” said one of the women, Yfia Souad.

Another group of Jews convened nearby for a screening of a film about the Holocaust. The event had been scheduled long before the shootings, but instead of canceling, organizers dedicated the event to remembering the shooting victims.

Agnes Bensimon, a Jewish mother from Brussels who attended the screening, said fear would not prevent her from attending a Jewish gathering.

“It’s a frightening thought, but there is no question of capitulating,” she said. “That’s what terrorists attempt to achieve, and they will not achieve it here. Sadly, we are experienced.”

— Supplemental reporting by JTA
 

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13 COMMENTS

  1. I think the European Jews are having a serious case of amnesia.It was not that long ago that “beautiful” and “cultured” Europe send 6,000.000 of our people to death.Than we did not have our homeland,but what is the excuse now?! What are they waiting for? New gas chambers? Go home,people!!!

  2. I think the European Jews are having a serious case of amnesia.It was not that long ago that “beautiful” and “cultured” Europe send 6,000.000 of our people to death.Than we did not have our homeland,but what is the excuse now?! What are they waiting for? New gas chambers? Go home,people!!!

  3. I think the European Jews are having a serious case of amnesia.It was not that long ago that “beautiful” and “cultured” Europe send 6,000.000 of our people to death.Than we did not have our homeland,but what is the excuse now?! What are they waiting for? New gas chambers? Go home,people!!!

  4. Netanyhau should shut up until he can protect Jewish rights which he tramples in Israel when he razes Jewish homes and sends the black uniformed thugs to brutalize Jewish teens and stop Arab violence instead of releasing terrorists. When Pipi does this he will have credibility when he condemns attacks on Jews.

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