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Germany Sentences German-Iranian for Attack Against Jewish Synagogue

Police officers secure a synagogue in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Police officers secure a synagogue in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

On Tuesday, the Higher Regional Court (OLG) in Dusseldorf, Germany, sentenced a 36-year-old German-Iranian to two years and nine months for his participation in the Islamic Republic of Iran-backed attack on a Jewish synagogue in Bochum.

According to reports, the defendant, referred to as Babak J., faced charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated arson and attempted arson. The court found that the scheme was created by the "Iranian state agency," while German security officials connected the plot directly to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The German foreign ministry summoned Iran's German envoy over the case, stating on Twitter (X) that it would "not tolerate any foreign-controlled violence in Germany."

Court documents show that the defendant failed to require a friend as an accomplice, who reported the issue to German law enforcement. The operation included a Molotov cocktail being fired at a school beside the synagogue, resulting in minor damage to the building.

"It is intolerable that Jewish life was to be attacked here," the Germany's Foreign Ministry said.

The defendant was part of a previous synagogue attack in the German city of Essen.

German officials say he was also planning a third attack on a synagogue in Dortmund, where authorities arrested him.

Following the Oct. 7 massacre by Hamas against the Jewish state of Israel, the Islamic Republic has called upon its supporters and terrorist proxies to rally behind Hamas and attack Jews worldwide.

In Greece, Azerbaijan, and Cyprus, Iran regime agents have engaged in terrorist attacks against Jewish communities but have been stopped by Israel’s Mossad and other international intelligence agencies.

In Jerusalem, Israeli government and military officials have warned Iran and its terrorist proxies not to get involved in the ongoing conflict with Hamas or face military repercussions.

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