French police make 5 new arrests in connection with Brussels Jewish museum shooting

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Five people were arrested for allegedly helping Mehdi Nemmouche, who is accused of shooting and killing four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels (pictured). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Five people were arrested for allegedly helping Mehdi Nemmouche, who is accused of shooting and killing four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels (pictured). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) The French police made five new arrests related to the shooting at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels this past May. Four people, including an Israeli couple, were killed in the attack.

A spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor’s office, Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre, said that three men and two women were arrested Tuesday in Marseille, the Associated Press reported. The newly arrested individuals are suspected of helping the Muslim man accused of carrying out the shooting, 29-year-old French national of Algerian origin Mehdi Nemmouche, who six days after the attack was arrested at a Marseille bus station while in possession of weapons similar to those used in the museum shooting.

Nemmouche, who has allegedly previously been involved with Islamic extremists in Syria, was charged with “murder in a terrorist context.” On Friday, he was remanded into custody for another three months.

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