Israeli teen arrested in Israel over bomb threats to Jewish centers

Israeli teen arrested in Israel over bomb threats to Jewish centers

Yaniv Azani, the head of technology in the Israeli police's cyber unit, said several different means were used "to camouflage the various layers of communication mechanisms" to carry out the calls.

A man in his late teens has been arrested in Israel as the "primary suspect" behind a string of phoned-in bomb threats to Jewish community centers across the US and elsewhere.

The man holds dual Israeli and American citizenship and lives in southern Israel.

"It was heartbreaking to learn that a Jewish man is a prime suspect", President and Chief Executive Officer of The Jewish Federations of North America Jerry Silverman stated.

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He praised law enforcement officials in the United States and Israel for their commitment of time and resources to the investigation - as well as the Secure Community Network, which coordinates security across Jewish organizations in North America - for making and keeping the connections between Jewish groups and law enforcement. "We urge all institutions to remain vigilant in the wake of this high-profile case and worldwide media coverage". I assume they will be identified in due course.

"While Atlanta Initiative Against Anti-Semitism is pleased another suspect has been arrested in connection with threats targeting JCCs, anti-Semitism across the USA remains a very serious problem".

The Anti-Defamation League says there have been more than 150 bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers and day schools in the U.S. since January 9, including Tenafly and Cherry Hill.

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The Anti-Defamation League, which fights anti-Semitism in the United States, said the alleged perpetrator's actions mattered more than his background. "We're going to maintain all the same security protocol that we've had in place", he said.

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The AP reported that Rosenfeld described the suspect as a hacker, but said his motives were still unclear. -Israeli citizen, and is also Jewish, according to NBC News.

"If we were to pull back and not do those things, then we're allowing those people who are spewing the hatred or the lack of tolerance, we're giving them that platform and that's not something we're prepared to do", said Jon Shapiro, the vice president of membership at the JCC. They believe the teenager is also involved in threats made in the U.S., New Zealand and Australia. He reportedly used advanced technology and voice-altering equipment to call in the threats.

MICKY ROSENFELD: This morning we raided his house.

"He didn't use regular phone lines".

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, called on Trump to do more.

Authorities have not released his name but say the suspect has dual citizenship in the USA and Israel and was home-schooled.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported the first incident was a 2016 bomb threat against a Jewish institution in New Zealand.

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