Belgian police are still hunting a gunman who shot dead two Israelis and a French woman at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, in an attack thought to be motivated by anti-Semitism.
Security around all Jewish institutions in Belgium was raised to the highest level following Saturday's shooting, while French authorities stepped up security after two Jews were attacked near a Paris synagogue.
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