Friday, September 14, 2018

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Migrant Who Fire-Bombed Swedish Synagogue Spared Deportation to ‘Unsafe’ Palestine

14 Sep 2018, Chris Tomlinson

Despite approved by the Swedish migration board for deportation, a Palestinian migrant who firebombed a synagogue is being allowed to remain in Sweden because he may face danger in Palestine due to his anti-Semitic beliefs.
The stateless Palestinian migrant, who along with another migrant, was convicted for firebombing a Jewish synagogue in Gothenburg last year in response to the U.S. announcement to move their Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, Nyheter Idag reports.
Both migrants attempted to appeal the guilty verdict, which also found their motive to be anti-Semitic in nature. However, the court of appeals did overturn the deportation order claiming that because of the Palestinian’s clear anti-Semitic behaviour, he may face persecution from Israel if sent back to the Palestinian territories.
“Israel’s potential interest in the matter and the uncertain situation prevailing at both the border crossings to Gaza and the West Bank and in the territories themselves, they consider there is a reasonable reason to fear that NN’s fundamental human rights would not be assured if he was expelled to Palestine,” the court said.
Prosecutor Stina Lundqvist has argued that the ruling could set a dangerous precedent for Palestinians to be able to commit anti-Semitic crimes in order to avoid ever being deported.
“He has been refused his asylum application for a residence permit, so he may not remain in Sweden. So was the situation before he committed the crime. Now it is said that he cannot be expelled,” Lundqvist said.
Maria Halkiewicz, chairman of the Swedish-Israel friendship federation in Stockholm also commented on the case saying: “It is bizarre that anti-Semitism can save a criminal from expulsion.”