Police in Israel have arrested a 19-year in connection with a series of bomb threats around the world.
Police in Israel have arrested a 19-year US-Israeli Jewish man in connection with a series of bomb threats made against Jewish community centre.
On 28 February US President Donald Trump hinted that the wave of hoax bomb threats made against Jewish organisations in the US could have been false flags (covert operations that are designed to deceive) . He was roundly criticised for telling a group of lawmakers: “Sometimes it’s the reverse, to make people — or to make others — look bad”.
Today (23 March) Israeli authorities have said that most — though not all — of the scores of high profile threats received in the US and abroad over the last six months could be traced back to Israel, according to the Jerusalem Post.
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In just the first three months of 2017, there have already been more than 160 bomb threats against Jewish organizations and day schools within the US, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The man arrested on Thursday in Israel is suspected of being behind most of those threats, in addition to threats against communities in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said that the suspect used advanced technologies to hide his identity and mask the origins of his calls to Jewish organizations.