BRUSSELS (EJP) --- The Belgian government will provide 4 million euros to reinforce the security of Jewish institutions in Belgium, Interior Minister Jan Jambon announced.
Speaking at a program on Flemish public television (VRT), the minister said the budget would be used for structural investments to improve building safety,install surveillance cameras, alarms, secure windows, armored doors ....
The cities of Brussels and Antwerp, where the Jewish community is the largest, will most benefit from this amount.
The terms of the practical use of 4 million euros still need to be refined after a discussion with representatives of the Jewish community.
Currently, the buildings identified as belonging to the Jewish community are under military protection (alert level 3), like other sensitive sites such as embassies and buildings of the European institutions.
The investments decided by the Minister of the Interior should eventually relieve the military in their work. '' If these technical protection measures work, then we can reassess the number of soldiers in the streets, '' the minister said.