Deputy Defense Minister, MK Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, spoke to Arutz Sheva on Tuesday in response to the morning’s terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium.
The Zaventem airport in Brussels was rocked by at least two explosions early on Tuesday morning. The exact death toll in the attacks is unclear at this time, with estimates ranging from 13 according to the BBC to 17 as reported by Russia Today. An additional 40 people have been wounded.
Just an hour after explosions rocked the Zaventem airport the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels was hit by an explosion.
The metro station bombing left at least 15 dead and 15 wounded, bringing the total death toll in Belgium to at least 28.
Two Jewish men were wounded in the attacks; one of the victims was an Israeli citizen.
In response to the attacks, the Deputy Defense Minister estimated that only through horrible terror attacks like the ones that took place in Brussels, will Europe finally be forced to learn how harsh the terror threat is against the continent.
Ben-Dahan told Arutz Sheva that the terror Europe has been suffering from is the same terror Israeli continues to fight against.
“We have been fighting terror for many years and do not allow the terror to hold its head high. I hope that now a change in tune will be heard from all the European countries, as well as Brussels, the European Union’s capital, as now they will understand who the terrorists are and who is being attacked.”
“I really hope that they will learn from the State of Israel how to act when it comes to terrorists,” he added.