Last night, a group of 20 masked suspects threw Molotov cocktails at a synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden, after protesting the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Scene of the attack Photo credit: Twitter/ Channel 2 News
According to local news outlets, last night (Saturday), a group of 20 masked suspects threw Molotov cocktails at a synagogue in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. No injuries were reported.
According to the reports, the suspects were protesting the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, after which they attacked the synagogue while there was an event for Jewish youth inside. During the attack, the group was evacuated to the basement of the synagogue. A small fire erupted in the parking lot.
Small fire erupted at the scene Photo credit: Twitter/ Channel 2 News
“We do not know much,” local police stated. “It is only clear that Molotov cocktails were thrown at the synagogue.” According to World Bnei Akiva delegate in Gothenburg Dvir Maoz, the children were stressed as it was the first time they experienced terror so closely.
“There were a few children that were very stressed,” Maoz added. “One of them told me that he feels very unsafe. Another boy told me that because of his Jewish name, the Arabs in the school bully him. It’s very difficult for him.”