Brussels museum terrorist attack to be commemorated five years on

Brussels museum terrorist attack to be commemorated five years on
A commemoration will be held to remember the four victims killed on May 24, 2014

A commemoration will be held on Friday at noon to remember the victims of the 2014 terrorist attacks on the Brussels Jewish Musem, marking 5 years to the day since the deadly shooting.

The commemoration will be held in the Brussels Jewish Museum, where four people were shot dead after a French national carried out an armed attack inside the museum, located in heart of the city centre.

The memorial is jointly organised by the museum and by V-Europe, an association supporting victims of terrorism in Belgium.

“V-Europe supports the Jewish Museum of Belgium in its efforts to commemorate the attack,” president of the association Philippe Vansteenkiste told Belgian media.

Federal minister of justice, Koen Geens, and minister of security and the interior, Pieter De Crem confirmed they will be in attendance, alongside Federal Minister of Pensions Daniel Bacquelaine.

Two Israeli nationals, a French citizen and a young Belgian man who worked at the museum were killed in the shooting, which reports say lasted less than 90 seconds.

Belgian authorities recently transferred the attacker, Medhi Nemmouche, a jihadist returnee from Syria, to a French prison.

Nemmouche, 33, was also wanted by the French authorities for taking three French journalists hostage while fighting in Syria.

Gabriela Galindo
The Brussels Times

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