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Two Israelis killed in Belgium museum attack: Ministry

Published on May 25, 2014 3:42 PM
 
Police personnel are seen at the site of a shooting in central Brussels on May 24, 2014. Two of the three people shot dead in an attack on the Jewish museum in Brussels were Israeli tourists, a spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry said on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Two of the three people shot dead in an attack on the Jewish museum in Brussels were Israeli tourists, a spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry said on Sunday.

"An Israeli couple in their 50s from Tel Aviv, who were visiting Brussels as tourists, were among the victims," Yigal Palmor told AFP, in reference to the deadly attack in the Belgian capital on Saturday.

"We have confidence in the Belgian authorities, in the justice system and the police to look into this horrible crime," he said.

Three people were killed and one was critically wounded when a gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in central Brussels on Saturday afternoon in an apparently anti-Semitic act that shocked the country.

 
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