Jewish Schools in Amsterdam, Belgium Closed as Precaution

Only Orthodox school in Amsterdam, Jewish schools in Antwerp and Brussels temporarily closed after two terrorism suspects were killed in a raid in Verviers, Belgium.

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Cheider Jewish school in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Cheider Jewish school in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Credit: Wikipedia Commons
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REUTERS - The only Orthodox Jewish school in the Netherlands was closed on Friday as a precautionary measure after an anti-terrorism raid in Belgium left two suspects dead.

There was no concrete threat against the Cheider School in Amsterdam, Dutch national broadcaster NOS said, citing the school's Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs. School phones went unanswered Friday morning.

Jewish schools in Antwerp and Brussels are also temporarily closed after two terrorism suspects were killed in a raid in Verviers, Belgium, on Thursday.

Dutch Jewish schools and prominent Jewish monuments - including Amsterdam's Anne Frank House and Jewish Historical Museum - have had extra security since June, on advice of the country's national anti-terrorism office.

That followed a terrorism-related shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Belgium, in May that killed four.

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