Belgian vice PM Jan Jambon acknowledges STREET CELEBRATIONS following Brussels terror attacks
- In the days following terrorist attacks in Brussels, street celebrations broke out in several places in Belgium, the county's vice prime minister said.
Jan Jambon made the statement about the March 22 bombings, which killed 35 people, on Wednesday during a symposium titled "Terrorism, Israel and International Law" and organized by the Dutch anti-racism and pro-Israel lobby group CIDI, or the Center of Information and Documentation on Israel, in The Hague.
Jambon's statement on street celebrations follows criticism of the media's failure to cover such events, including by the prime minister of the Flemish Region, one of the federal Belgian state's three autonomous states. Flemish Prime Minister Geer Bourgeois said that shortly before the attacks, which are believed to have been the work of Islamic State terrorists, his region's public broadcaster did not report on riots by Muslims. The attacks happened four days after the arrest of Salah Abdelslam, a suspected terrorist alleged to have been involved in terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris last November.(Excerpt) Read more at: jta.org ...
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