There was a suspicious fire at a Jewish establishment in Skåne (southern Sweden) this evening. Not much information on it is available, even in Swedish.
Premises belonging to the Jewish congregation in Helsingborg were filled with smoke on Friday night. At around 8:30 p.m. there was a fire alarm.
When the rescue services arrived at the locale on Springpostgränd in Helsingborg they put out a fire on one side of the building. According to the police who arrived at the scene, some object had been set on fire right outside the building.
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The fire was promptly extinguished. Now the police are investigating how the fire began.
“We suspect that it was arson,” says Sofie Österheim at the police communications center in Skåne. No one was injured during the fire.
It remains to be seen whether this is a reaction by Swedish Muslims to recent events in Gaza.