Jewish Museum of Belgium to reopen 4 months after fatal shootings
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Jewish Museum of Belgium to reopen 4 months after fatal shootings

Brussels institution to open on September 14 for European Day of Jewish Culture

File. Extra police deploy in Belgium after a May 2014 attack at the Jewish museum in Brussels (Joods Actueel/FLASH90)
File. Extra police deploy in Belgium after a May 2014 attack at the Jewish museum in Brussels (Joods Actueel/FLASH90)

The Jewish Museum of Belgium will reopen fully to the public four months after four people were killed in a shooting attack there.

The Brussels museum in a statement on its website said it will reopen on Sept. 14 as part of the European Day of Jewish Culture.

The European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage, or AEPJ, has called on the participants in the day of culture to hold a moment of silence at their events in memory of the victims of the museum attack.

Mehdi Nemmouche, a Frenchman who French authorities believe left for Syria via Belgium to fight with jihadists in 2012 before returning to Europe, has been charged in the May 24 attack. Nemmouche was extradited by France to Brussels in late July.

Two Israeli tourists, a French volunteer at the museum and a Belgian employee were killed.

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