The main organization representing Dutch Jews expressed "grave concern" over the housing of Syrians and Iraqis at a refugee center in a heavily Jewish suburb of Amsterdam.

The Central Jewish Board, or CJO, an umbrella of religious and secular Jewish groups, sent a statement to the media on Monday about the center in Amstelveen, just south of the Dutch capital.

"CJO and local Jewish organizations in Amsterdam and Amstelveen have grave concerns regarding the safety of the Jewish community following the housing of Syrian and Iraqi refugees" at the center, the statement said.

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