Police is seen at the site of an attack near a synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden December 9, 2017.
(photo credit: TT NEWS AGENCY/ADAM IHSE/VIA REUTERS)
The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported on Monday that a second synagogue has been firebombed, this time in Malmo. This comes after a synagogue was firebombed in Gothenburg on Saturday.
According to the report, two firebombs were found at the site and had burned out on the spot. No injuries were reported. Police were investigating the incident as a suspected hate crime. Sveriges Radio reported that on Friday, demonstrators at a rally in Malmo against the US declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Jerusalem chanted: “We have announced the intifada from Malmo. We want our freedom back, and we will shoot the Jews.”
Protests held in other European cities also involved antisemitic chants. In London, protesters shouted the Jihadi chant ‘Khybar, Khybar’ outside the US Embassy. This “can only be interpreted as a call to incite violence against Jewish people,” said British Jewish leaders in a statement released on Monday.