January 22, 2019

Attack on Jewish community in Sweden follows surge of hate crimes

A Jewish community building in Malmö, Sweden was attacked overnight between Thursday and Friday with explosives and bricks.

“I was shocked that this happened now,” Fred Kahn, president of the Jewish Community in Malmö told the TT news agency. “Jewish institutions in Sweden are under constant threat, but we have not noticed anything out of the ordinary recently.”

The community building houses a kindergarten, meeting halls and apartments. Nobody was injured in the explosion, which, according to witnesses, could be heard several blocks away.

According to local police, witnesses saw two speeding cars leaving the scene of the explosion. The police managed to stop one of the vehicles and arrested two 18-year-old men on suspicion of causing severe damage. The police suspect more people were involved in planning and executing the attack.

Read more at haaretz.com.