It turns out one of the culprits in the bomb threats made against Jewish centers in the US was a teenage felon with dual citizenship
Police in Israel arrested a teenager Thursday with dual Israeli-American citizenship in connection with a series of bomb threats made to Jewish Community Centers across North America.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed the arrest in a statement, saying the arrest was the culmination of a large-scale investigation spanning multiple continents for hate crimes against Jewish communities across the country.
"The Department of Justice is committed to protecting the civil rights of all Americans, and we will not tolerate the targeting of any community in this country on the basis of their religious beliefs. I commend the FBI and Israeli National Police for their outstanding work on this case,” Sessions said.
I would just take issue with Sessions' citation of "religious beliefs". This is a racial issue. Race comes first, religion second.
But this certainly does add a new dimension of anguish to the case. When somebody from the same crowd commits such a serious offense, it hurts said community considerably. Traitors in our midst should get special penalties for all the damage they lent themselves to.
Micky Rosenfield, a spokesman for the police in Israel, told the New York Times that the suspect made threats to institutions in Australia and New Zealand, as well as to a commercial airline flight, forcing an emergency landing. On Thursday, a judge ordered the teen held until at least March 30 and has imposed a gag order, forbidding authorities from releasing his name.This following report also notes
The suspect used “advanced camouflage technologies” to mask his identity and voice in the calls he allegedly made through the internet, according to the Times report.
that the teen used his technology to harass local centers as well:
The man, whose identity has not yet been released for publication, was suspected by police of involvement in a string of similar threats targeting institutions in Israel going back two and a half years.
[...] During his arrest, the suspect reportedly assaulted a female officer and attempted to steal her firearm.
Police say the teenager, a resident of the southern city of Ashkelon, is believed to have made hundreds of threats against community centers around the world, including in Israel, over the past two and a half years. [...]
The suspect was reportedly turned down by the IDF, which ruled him unfit for the military service.
He allegedly suffers from mental problems, but regardless, he did a terrible disfavor for many people, and should still face serious punishment for his crimes. What are the chances he comes from a family of leftists?
Update: further information's come in
, suggesting the teen was working for foreign sources:
A teenager with dual US-Israeli citizenship who allegedly made hundreds of false bomb threats over the years to Jewish community centers around the world may have been paid for [by] foreign entities to do so, Channel 2 reported Thursday night. [...]
While the suspect is not cooperating with investigators – and has reportedly not spoken a word since his arrest – some digital evidence has been found that shed light on the case.
The special Lahav 433 investigation unit discovered a Bitcoin account operated by the suspect. A series of large deposits from overseas sources suggests the suspect may have been working on behalf of foreign interests.
This is definitely eyebrow-raising. He even took blood money to commit such an abominable act? It's absolutely disgusting.
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