Swedish Synagogue Fire-Bombed As Children Celebrate Inside

A firebomb was thrown at a Jewish synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden.

A firebomb was thrown at a Jewish synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Pro-Palestinian protesters had reportedly been protesting outside the synagogue just prior to the explosion.

Reports indicate that masked men hurled firebombs at the synagogue, "as Jewish students were holding a party inside the synagogue. A firefighter who was called to the scene told a Swedish news site that a fire had broken out between parked vehicles in a car park outside the synagogue." (Arutz Sheva )

More than a dozen men hurled firebombs at a synagogue in Gothenburg in southern Sweden hours after locals marched in the city against the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. No one was injured in the attack Saturday night, which ended without injury, the online edition of the Expressen daily reported. Looking outside from inside the synagogue lobby area, he said he saw in the corner of his eye “a ball of fire” approaching the building. “The guards saw it in the security cameras and called police right away. The children were stressed, it was the first time they had ever experienced a terrorist attack near them.”

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