On Friday, 13th June 2003, an attempt was made to attack the synagogue on Rue De La Boucheterre in Charleroi. According to witnesses to the event, the suspect in the case shouted that at 11:00 o’clock everything would explode. The suspect had apparently loaded a number of containers of gas into a car, poured fuel on the car and the entrance to the synagogue, and began setting fire to the place. The attack was foiled by the rapid intervention of the Fire Brigade located nearby. The suspect, claiming that he had acted in the name of Allah, was arrested.