A ceremony for the victims of the Jewish Museum shooting took place at the Brussels Grand Synagogue on Monday evening. Several religious and political leaders, as well as the two daughters of the Israeli couple who were killed, attended. A civil ceremony for the victims took place on the 24th of May, exactly a year after the attack on the Museum. The Prime Minister, Charles Michel, was at that ceremony.
For Monday’s ceremony, the federal government was represented by the Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders and the Defense Minister Steven Vandeput. The Brussels first Minister, Rudi Vervoort, Joëlle Milquet, Elio Di Rupo, Olivier Maingain and Benoît Lutgen were also present. Mgr Léonard and the president of the Muslim Executive Committee of Belgium, Noureddine Smaili, were also there.
“We know that our authorities and politicians are doing everything they can to keep citizens safe, whatever their origins or religion”, Philippe Blondin, president of the Jewish Museum, said during his speech.