Tuesday, November 23, 2004

No Anti-Semitism in Antwerp Death

The death of Orthodox Jew Moshe Na'eh, discussed in an earlier post turns out to be unrelated to anti-Semitism or the Jihad. According to the Jerusalem Post:

Belgian police have ruled out an anti-Semitic motive in last Thursday's shooting death of Moshe Na'eh, 26, a British citizen who worked at a synagogue in Antwerp. A source involved in the investigation said Na'eh was not shot by a Muslim. No suspects have yet been arrested, the source said.

Although Na'eh was not robbed – at the time of his shooting, he was carrying more than 1,500 – police are checking whether financial reasons could have played a part. The source added that Internet reports of threatening messages on Na'eh's cellphone voice mail were "not true."