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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 302

World Jewish Congress welcomes French court decision to allow extradition of Brussels shooting suspect

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 giugno 2014

Ronald S. LauderBRUSSELS/NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder on Thursday welcomed a decision by a court in Versailles, France to allow the extradition of Mehdi Nemmouche to Belgium where he is wanted in connection with the murder of four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels a month ago.“This man should face justice in Belgium, which is where this heinous crime was committed,” Lauder declared. “We have every confidence in the ability of the Belgian judiciary to conduct a fair and expeditious trial. The truth will come out in the end, and justice needs to be done.”
Following representations from the WJC, the Belgian authorities have reportedly agreed to provide the necessary means to better protect Jewish sites in the country from such attacks. Lauder thanked them and urged European leaders to take the problem of jihadist fighters returning from Syria to Europe seriously.“The WJC will continue to raise this issue with governments and European institutions. We expect Europe to come up with an action plan that provides long-term security for Jews and Jewish sites across the continent,” Lauder said.
In the wake of the attack, a WJC solidarity mission of international Jewish community leaders came to Brussels and held talks with Belgian government ministers, including Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, Interior Minister Joëlle Milquet, Justice Minister Annemie Turtelboom, and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. It was agreed to establish a joint commission between the WJC, the local Jewish community, and the Belgian federal government to look into ways of fighting anti-Semitism and terror threats and improving Holocaust education.



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