Two firebombs discovered at Jewish cemetery after similar attack on synagogue

Two firebombs discovered at Jewish chapel following similar attack on synagogue

Two firebombs were found at a chapel (Stock image)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Two firebombs have been discovered in a Jewish cemetery outside a chapel in Malmo, Sweden, after a similar attack on a synagogue in Gothenburg.

Security around Jewish sites has been ramped up by Swedish authorities after Donald Trump announced the US would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Police in Sweden believe the bottles found on Monday (December 11) full of flammable liquid could have been part of an arson attack on the building, according to local media.

The liquid found had been set alight but had caused no damage to the building, only charring the ground, according to RT.

The Jewish Assembly of Malmo has called the incident "extremely serious" and Freddy Gellberg, the assembly chairman, added that it can never accept being threatened and attacked.

On Saturday (December 9) a group of masked people threw firebombs towards a synagogue in Gothenburg whilst students held an event inside.

No one was injured in the incident but three people have now been arrested over the matter.

Just a day earlier, a rally was held in Malmo where many chanted against the Jews and announced their support for Palestine, threatening to start an intifada in Sweden.