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School bus in Antwerp carrying ultra-Orthodox Jewish children stoned in anti-Jewish attack

By Mason White 5:50 PM June 16, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
(Update below) A school bus in Antwerp, that was carrying ultra-Orthodox Jewish children was stoned by a group of Muslim teens, behadrei haredim reported.

The incident unfolded on Sunday afternoon, when the group of Muslim children surrounded the bus that was carrying students of Antwerp Hayder.

A security source said that the children, all about 5 years old, returned from a swimming pool when they were attacked. The driver stopped the bus, and realized that the children who live near the swimming pool, decided to attack the bus.

Luckily, no one was injured, but the teacher decided to file a complaint with police. The police arrived at the scene, investigated the incident, and collected surveillance footage from the area in order to identify the attackers.

So far, no arrests have been made. A spokesperson for the Antwerp Police however, denied that the Jewish children were targeted by the suspects.

“According to the teacher, who was escorting the group, two young children were throwing little pebbles at passersby. They also threw little stones to the group of school children when they passed by. The teacher admonished the two little children and they ran away. Nobody was injured, and there was no school bus involved,” Fons Bastiaenssens, the spokesperson for the Antwerp Local Police, said.