UNSC: Belgium Killings ‘Possibly Anti-Semitic’

May 29, 2014  

The UN Security Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack Saturday at a Jewish Museum in Brussels.

In a press statement, the Council members condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack, “which resulted in loss of life and injuries, and with a possible anti-Semitic motivation behind it.”

Four people, including two Israelis, were killed in the shooting. Police have detained one suspect and are still hunting for a second. Belgian authorities said the attack was likely a hate crime with anti-Semitic motives.

“The members of the Security Council strongly condemned all forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, especially against an institution whose mission has always been to promote openness and tolerance,” the statement said.

The Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, it said.

The statement also underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all states, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Belgian authorities in this regard.

Meanwhile, the Council members expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and expressed their sympathy to all those injured in this attack.

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