Frum Man Stabbed in Neck in Antwerp’s Jewish Quarter


antwerpA 31-year-old frum man was stabbed Shabbos morning while he was walking to his shul in Belgium. The man is said to be in serious but stable condition.

Belgian police arrested a suspect but then released him; it is unclear if the motive was anti-Semitic or criminal.

According to European Jewish Congress, “(Shabbos ) morning, a chasidic man got stabbed in his throat in Antwerp, Belgium. Attacker ran towards two chasidim who were on their way to the synagogue, stabbed one of them in the throat and got away. (The) injured man was taken to the hospital and his life is not threatened. Police are currently investigating the case, local security team is controlling the situation and protecting the neighborhood.”

Ynet states that at around 9:20 the man was waling under the railway bridge in Antwerp’s Pelikaanstraat when a passerby suddenly stabbed him in the neck with a sharp object in the neck. The perpetrator has disappeared, but the police will investigate the matter.

{Gavriel Newscenter}