President Shimon Peres expressed his condolences on Sunday to a leader from the Jewish community of Brussels following a fatal shooting attack at a Jewish museum in the Belgian capital that left four dead on Saturday.

"We must act without hesitation against any form of anti-Semitism. The leaders of Europe should lead the struggle against anti-Semitism, which is rearing its head across the continent," Peres in a phone conversation told told Maurice Sosnowski, president of the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organizations.

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"We are with you in this difficult time. We share your sense of shock and profound sadness," he added.