Thursday, December 14, 2017

Attacker of Jewish restaurant was trained in Syria

The man who attacked a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam last Thursday is a 29 year old asylum seeker from Syria.  He revealed  that he received training in the use of weapons in Syria as well as  experience in fighting.  When asked by the police whether he was willing to use violence again he initially said yes.  Later, he explained that he would not do that in the Netherlands. According to a newspaper report the attacker has been living in Amsterdam for several years. Two days after the took place, he was released according to the recommendation of the police.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

About One-Third of Packaging Used in the Netherlands is Difficult to Recycle

Researchers at Wageningen University have found that about one-third of the packaging used in the Netherlands is difficult to recycle and often contaminated with PVC.  This plastic has been banned because of its environmental risk.  The research was carried out on behalf of the Dutch Waste Processors and Management Association (NVRV)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Dutch Police have no manpower to investigate Turkish heroin criminals

The Dutch Police detective department have no capacity to investigate Turkish heroin criminals in the Netherlands.  The priority of the service is fighting mainly synthetic drugs such as cocaine.  This, despite the often violent methods of the heroin criminals, which includes killings – wrong targets, blackmailing, use of heavy weapons and kidnappings. The result is that a huge flood of heroin dominates the Dutch market while the criminals have little to fear.  This information was found in an internal police report of which data was published by the AD Daily.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Attacker of Amsterdam Jewish Restaurant freed after two Days

The Palestinian asylumseeker who attacked a Jewish restaurant last Thursday in Amerdam and destroyed its windows has already been freed. He is not allowed to come within hundred meters of the restaurant and has to collaborate with the rehabilitation services. The man has said that he had no antisemitic intentions.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

D66 Politician links anti-semitic attack to Trump policy

Reinier van Dantzig is the faction leader in the Amsterdam municipal council of the left liberal D66 party – a member of the Dutch government coalition. After the anti-semitic attack by a Palestinian who smashed the door and windows of an Amsterdam Jewish restaurant, van Dantzig tweeted “how awful that this happened. It shows how thoughtless statements by the leader of the free world have direct consequences.  Let us show clearly that there is no room for intolerance in Amsterdam!”

Dutch Jewish lawyer, Herman Loonstein condemned van Dantzig’s statement as “cowardly and obscene” remarking that it was a form of “victim blaming.” 
In the meantime the lawyer of the perpetrator has said that the attack had nothing to do with Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Amsterdam: Man with Palestinian flag breaks windows of Jewish restaurant

A man with a club has destroyed the windows of a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam.  A witness said the man shouted: “Palestine and Allah Akbar” during this act.  He has since been arrested.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Rail Infrastructure Company Has to Pay Penalty for Carelessness

The Dutch ProRail infrastructure company has to pay a penalty of 50,000 Euro for leaving trains with chlorine at the Amersfoort station.  The judge said that the company hadn’t met safety regulations.  The prosecution  requested a penalty of 150,000 Euro.  It called the company a “recidivist” of letting dangerous train wagons filled with chlorine stand at night in populated areas without informing the authorities.