One of the two suspects, his face obscured in court over the attack on the synagogue.
One of the two suspects, his face obscured in court over the attack on the synagogue. Credit: Thomas Johansson, Adam Ihse / TT

Two detained over synagogue attack

2:33 min

Prosecutors have remanded two young men into custody for suspected arson against a synagogue in Sweden's second-biggest city.

Surveillance cameras caught a group of roughly 10 individuals, some wearing face masks, coming up to the building and throwing a flaming object into the yard of Gothenburg's synagogue.

Prosecutors told Swedish Radio that the detained suspects, age 18 and 21, live in Gothenburg but are citizens of a country that neighbors Israel.

They believe US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital helped trigger the attack.

 

 

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