Jurors in the trial of the Muslim terrorist charged with terrorism over the 2014 murder of an Israeli couple and two employees at Belgium’s Jewish museum are still considering their verdict.
The 12-member jury had been due to rule Thursday morning on whether Mehdi Nemmouche is guilty of four counts of “terrorist murder.” But court officials say a verdict is unlikely before early Thursday evening.
On 24 May 2014, Muslim terrorist Mehdi Nemmouche wearing a cap, carrying several bags and armed with a handgun and a Kalashnikov rifle arrived at the Jewish Museum of Belgium and opened fire, murdering Emanuel and Miriam Riva from Tel Aviv.
A French woman, Dominique Sabrier was the third victim. A young Belgian man who worked at the museum, Alexandre Strens, was critically wounded and eventually died of his wounds on 6 June.
According to security camera footage, the terrorist appeared to wear a baseball-type cap covering-up his head, and a chest-mounted camera, like Muslim terrorist Mohammed Merah, who filmed his terror attacks during the 2012 Toulouse and Montauban massacres, although it was stated that the camera failed during filming.
On 30 May 2014, Nemmouche, a French national of Algerian origin, was arrested in Marseille.
A group of French journalists kidnapped and held hostage by ISIS have identified Nemmouche as one of their jailers and accused him of torture.
They also named as one of their guards Belgian Najim Laachraoui, who investigators say built the suicide vests used in the 2015 Paris attack and was one of two suicide bombers who attacked Brussels airport four months later.
Earlier this week, Spectators visiting the famous Aalst carnival in Belgium were shocked to find the depiction of orthodox Jews with grimacing faces standing amongst sacks of money and rats, paraded through the town.