Security Council condemns Jewish Museum attack in Brussels

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UN Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

A terrorist attack against the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday has been condemned in the "strongest terms" by members of the UN Security Council.

The tragic incident resulted in loss of life and injuries, and with a possible anti-Semitic motivation behind it, the 15-member body said.

A gunman reportedly shot dead two Israelis and a French woman at the museum.

The statement was issued late on Wednesday, with the Council condemning "forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, especially against an institution whose mission has always been to promote openness and tolerance.

Council members reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms is "criminal and unjustifiable" and underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these "reprehensible act" to justice.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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