Three men to stand trial over Gothenburg synagogue attack
Source: The local
Three men are to stand trial in Sweden for an alleged fire bomb attack on a Gothenburg synagogue in 2017, accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at the building.
Aged between 19 and 24, one Syrian man and two Palestinian men were identified by the synagogue’s surveillance cameras and will appear before the Gothenburg district court on June 12th over aggravated arson.
The prosection argues the charges, which the accused deny, are aggravated by “the crime’s motive to violate an ethnic group because of its beliefs.”
A few days after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a dozen people threw multiple burning objects at the synagogue in Sweden’s second largest city of Gothenburg on the evening of December 9th, public prosecutor Stina Lundqvist told AFP.