Antisemitic graffiti appears in Brussels

The facade of an apartment building in the Brussels municipality of Ixelles, on the border with Uccle, was defaced with swastikas.

It is not the first time antisemitic messages have surfaced in the region.

The Coordination Committee of Jewish Organisations in Belgium (CCOJB) shared a photo of a facade in the Rue Joseph Stallaert in Ixelles, with several freshly-sprayed red swastikas on it.

“Anger, sadness and shock. Brussels 2023,” they captioned the photo. “What are we doing to fight this?”

A total of seven swastikas were drawn on the facade of the apartment building on the corner of Rue Joseph Stallaert and Rue Molière.

In the meantime, the graffiti has been removed by the municipality, said the CCOBJ and confirmed Ixelles city councillor for Public Works Romain De Reusme: “We actively fight against antisemitism, racism and xenophobia. The swastikas were immediately removed by the municipal services.”


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