Antwerp, Belgium – Bus Carrying Kindergarten Children Stoned By Muslim Youths
June 17, 2014 12:21 PM by JP Newsroom
A Jewish school bus carrying kindergarten children in Antwerp, Belgium had rocks thrown at it by Muslim teens on Sunday, local media reported.
According to a security source quoted by the Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism (CFCA), the children learning at Antwerp Hayder were returning from a swimming pool at the time of the attack. The gang surrounded the bus and started hurling rocks at the children seated in the bus.
None of the children were physically injured in the attack.
Police are investigating the incident. Security personnel arrived at the scene and collected surveillance footage from the area in order to identify the attackers
No arrests have been made so far.
In a letter to Belgian Interior Minister Joëlle Milquet, Simon Wiesenthal Center Director for International Relations Dr. Shimon Samuels said the stoning of the bus crossed “a new threshold in the spiraling violence against the Jews of Belgium. From the Brussels Jewish Museum to Flemish Antwerp.”
“Antwerp – a centuries old, orthodox Jewish centre at the heart of the global diamond industry – is now colloquially known as ‘Gaza,’” Samuels wrote. “Talk there is rampant in the Pelikaanstraat gem-stores of an exodus from Belgium.”
“The pogrom of the Antwerp Hayder school bus is the latest example of a perception of impunity”, he wrote. “The teenage perpetrators must be detained before their possible departure for the killing fields of Syria. Their school must be held responsible and Jewish school buses must be guarded just as the schools themselves.”http://jpupdates.com/2014/06/17/antwerp-belgium-bus-carrying-kindergarten-children-stoned-muslim-youths/