Sweden refuses to deport Palestinian who firebombed a synagogue for fear he will be Israeli target
A court in Sweden ruled that a Palestinian man found guilty of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a synagogue cannot be deported to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, prompting a sharp rebuke from Israel.
The Court of Appeal for Western Sweden ruled that Feras Alnadim's âfundamental human rightsâ would be threatened because he would be at risk of reprisals.
The court cited Israelâs âpotential interest in the caseâ and âthe insecure situation at the border and in the territoryâ.
Alnadim, 22, was sentenced to two years in prison in June, as one of three men, two Palestinian and one Syrian, found guilty of firebombing a synagogue in Gothenburg on December 9.
Some 20 Jewish teenagers were celebrating together in the building when the firebomb was thrown, but no one was injured. The three men were identified from security camera footage and arrested shortly afterwards.
In its judgement, the appeal court said that as the attack had taken place only a few days after Donald Trump, the US president, announced the US embassyâs move to Jerusalem, saying it was clearly âintended as a revenge attack against Israelâ.
It could also, it ruled, be considered âa serious political crime directed at other Jewsâ.Source: Google News Sweden | Netizen 24 Sweden