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  אב 2, 5774 , 29/07/14

'Palestinian' Man Detained Over Firebombing of German Synagogue

German police detained an 18-year-old man over an attempted arson attack against a synagogue Tuesday which drew a shocked reaction from the country's Jewish community. The building in the western city of Wuppertal was not damaged in the incident and no one was hurt, a police spokesman said.  

The suspect was arrested soon after the early-morning attack, in which incendiary devices were thrown at the building. "He identified himself as Palestinian," a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said, adding that his identity could not immediately be verified.

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