German Court: Burning Synagogue Justified, No Punishment for Palestinian Arsonists | breakingisraelnews
Last Friday, a German regional court affirmed a lower court’s decision that firebombing a synagogue was not anti-Semitism, but a valid form of anti-Israel political expression.
Three German Palestinians threw firebombs at the Wuppertal synagogue in July, 2014, after consuming alcohol. No one was injured in the attack but the fire caused approximately $800 in damage. The local court said in its 2015 decision that the attack was not anti-Semitism. The court recorded that the three men, identified only as 31-year-old Mohamad E., 26 year-old Ismail A. and 20-year-old Mohammad A., wanted to draw “attention to the Gaza conflict” with Israel. The court gave the three suspended sentences.