Israeli teen arrested in connection with bomb threats, including in London

Adjust Comment Print

Police say the man may be behind hundreds of such threats, going back two to three years.

He was arrested for suspicion of making security-related threats and publishing false reports causing panic in Jewish communities in countries around the world, said Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. The suspect, who lives in Ashkelon, has an American and Israeli passport.

Smith spoke of how anti-Semitism often appears at worldwide forums such as the United Nations and said he is hopeful that the Trump administration will work to prevent future passage of anti-Israel resolutions that have singled out the Jewish State for alleged human rights abuses.

We will share more information with you as it becomes available.
"We urge all institutions to remain vigilant in the wake of this high-profile case and global media coverage".

"There's hate and he's not well in his heart, which is the problem with a lot of people who commit terrorist acts", JCC member Emily Lipson-Zambello said. Upon announcing the arrest, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions praised law enforcement and intelligence officials.

Ron Hosko, a retired FBI assistant director, said such investigations require massive manpower to solve. Earlier this month, a disgraced former journalist was arrested by federal authorities who accused him of making threats to at least eight Jewish organizations, which he allegedly made to harass and intimidate an ex-girlfriend.

Nimrod Vax, co-founder of U.S. He is accused of making at least eight bomb threats against Jewish institutions in NY, including the Anti-Defamation League, and across the country.

The unnamed American-Israeli Jewish teenager, accused of making dozens of anti-Semitic bomb threats in the United States and elsewhere, is escorted by guards as he leaves the Israeli Justice court in Rishon Lezion.

"This arrest doesn't change the fact that anti-Semitism is at an alarmingly high level", Florida Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat, told The Times of Israel in a statement.

It will used some of the funds raised as part of a capital campaign in conjunction with the money provided by the community foundation to enhance security in and around the center.

He said it appeared the suspect had penetrated neighbors' Wi-Fi systems to create multiple computer addresses. -Israeli citizen, and is also Jewish, according to NBC News. The threats were made against sites in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Investigators say the Israeli teen used camouflage technologies to disguise the origin of his calls. "The news of this morning in no way changes the realities of what we've faced over the last couple of weeks".

"He didn't use regular phone lines".

"This kid was very sophisticated", the official said. U.S. Jewish groups welcomed the breakthrough in the case, which had drawn condemnation from President Donald Trump. The LJCC also received bomb threats on January 18, February 20, and February 27. Trump condemned the attacks during his speech to a joint session of Congress Feb. 28.

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