US-Israeli Citizen New Suspect Behind Jewish Community Center Threats

Posted: Mar 23, 2017 9:32 AM

Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old dual U.S.-Israeli citizen whom they have reason to believe is behind the recent threats on Jewish community centers across the U.S., the Jerusalem Post has learned.

As of Thursday, with a gag order on the probe lifted by the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court, which extended his detention, sources indicate that most of the cases of threats against Jewish communities and organizations, though not all, led investigators back to Israel.

The male suspect reportedly used computer programs to hide his location and has made similar threats in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

In recent weeks, over 100 threats have been leveled against JCCs.