A Brussels synagogue was daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti reading “death to the Jews” and “bang” overnight on Tuesday, Belgian public radio station RTBF reported.
Beth Hillel Liberal synagogue in the suburb of Forest was subject to the attack, in the first such anti-Semitic incident since the beginning of 2009, when a Molotov cocktail caused an outbreak of fire in the same area.
The President of the synagogue declared he would be referring the matter to the Centre for Equal Opportunities (CEC).
Local police filed a report ad launched an investigation but so far no suspects have been brought in for questioning. An examination of surveillance cameras in the area failed to produce any evidence.
The graffiti have since been removed. Police cars regularly patrol through the immediate area, although this has had little impact in strengthening surveillance measures.