Swedish cemetery firebombed


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The burial chapel of a Jewish cemetery in Sweden’s third largest municipality was firebombed.

Tuesday morning’s attack was the third in recent weeks on the Malmo cemetery, according to the Swedish English daily The Local, which cited the Malmo daily newspaper Sydsvenska Dagbladet.

The bottles containing a flammable liquid caused a small fire and little damage to the synagogue.

Other communities in Sweden have faced anti-Semitic attacks since Israel began its Gaza operation more than two weeks ago. The Israeli Embassy was vandalized with offensive graffiti, and there have been repeated arson attacks on a Jewish center in Helsingborg, according to reports.

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