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Sweden: Malmo Synagogue Vandalized with Fireworks, Threatened

JTA and The Local report that fireworks were used to break windows of a Jewish synagogue in Malmo, Sweden.  It was reportedly the second threat against the synagogue in a week.

JTA reports: “A firecracker exploded on the steps of the synagogue in Malmo, Sweden, a day after a bomb threat was taped to the building. The firecracker exploded at 3 a.m. last Friday, according to the Stockholm News. A bomb threat written on paper had been taped to the synagogue on the previous evening. It was the second threat directed at the synagogue in two weeks, according to the Swedish newspaper The Local. Security at the synagogue was increased last week, The Local reported.”

Malmö Synagogue - Sweden

Malmö Synagogue - Sweden

— See also January 2010: Jews flee Malmö as anti-Semitism grows

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