Sweden: Court sentences 3 men for synagogue arson

Swedish court sentences three Muslim men arrested for firebombing synagogue in 2017.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Police outside synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden
Police outside synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden

A court in Goteborg, Sweden, on Monday sentenced three men for throwing firebombs at a local synagogue in attempts to set it on fire.

The arson attempt occurred in December 2017 and damaged a vehicle parked outside the synagogue.

Though the firebomb-throwing mob numbered approximately 20 Muslims, only three were arrested.

One of the suspects received 15 months in prison, while the others received two years.

One suspect is a Palestinian Authority Arab, the second is Gazan, and the third is Syrian.

The Gazan, a 22-year-old, had applied for asylum. His application was rejected and he is scheduled for deportation after the completion of his sentence.

The other two suspects hold Swedish residency permits.