Syrian, Palestinian Asylum Seekers Jailed for Synagogue Firebombing in Sweden

The men, along with several others, threw burning torches at the synagogue and two cars parked on the property in December. The attack followed Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

A view of a site where a synagogue was attacked in Gothenburg, Sweden, late Saturday Dec. 9, 2017. Three people was arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at the synagogue. No one was injured in the attack during a youth event at the synagogue and the adjacent Jewish center in Sweden's second-largest city.
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A court on Monday sentenced three asylum seekers in Sweden to prison for an attempted arson attack on a synagogue in Gothenburg in December 2017. 

The men, along with several others, threw burning torches at the synagogue and two cars parked on the property, resulting in minor damage. 

The attack took place just days after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 

The court sentenced two men to two years in prison and a third to one year and three months for threats and attempted criminal damage. 

All three men had sought asylum in Sweden. Two - a Syrian national and a Palestinian resident in Syria have been given permanent residency. The third man - from Gaza - had his application rejected and will be deported.