Israeli-American arrested over threats to Jewish centers

A Jewish man who is a Israeli-American dual citizen was arrested in Israel in connection with a series of bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers and Jewish schools in the United States and other countries, sources told ABC News.
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Eight Jewish teenager believed responsible for many recent threats. Has been arrested today in Israel and the your governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted that he hopes the arrests now brings comfort to those affected by the rash of hate crimes. This isn't mourners Diane around notified them actually do. Funding as well Diana. Larry and many here bring breathing a sigh of relief this noon after a multi agency international investigation. It was a cyber unit that tracked down mid nineteen year old and his father. They are now charged with making more than 100 threats and Jewish community centers and school. Now in custody in nineteen year old with dual citizenship in Israel and the US. Police say he's been responsible for terrorizing Jewish community centers across the United States and here in New York since the beginning at the year. We don't know for sure that he's responsible for all of the quotes the lament that all of the humans that we've sent so we have to suppose. And it that may be just may be the hardest thing in the waddle more criminalists that responsible for these kinds of products. Since January dozens of threats have been called in to JC fees in as many as twelve states in one day. At least fix here in New York including Staten Island queens Terry town Andy New Jersey. In February the threats forced evacuation of this JCC in Staten Island for several hours while police and other law enforcement swept the building. Later determining it was safe to reenter. After an international investigation Israeli police now say the calls came from a teenager in south Israel. Who could not enter the army because he was deemed mentally insufficient. He and his father who was also arrested may have phoned in more than 100 bomb threats in schools and community centers in the US Israel and New Zealand. We can be very optimistic that we have. Both in my country in the old country law enforcement agencies that have been dictate that dug deep moral threats they've they've touched the cut. In a statement Israel's prime minister of public security says we hope that this investigation will help shed some light on the recent threats. Against Jewish institutions which have caused great concern both among Jewish communities. Ani Israeli government. Also attorney general Jeff session saying today's arrest in Israel is the culmination of a large scale investigation spanning multiple continents. I commend the FBI and Israeli national police for their outstanding work on this case. And while no bombs were ever found this nineteen year old suspect is not believed to be responsible for making two threat to explain. At JFK at night his court hearing his attorney that he suffers from a severe. Medical condition. Well I've by the Israeli consulate on the east side at noon on Diana Rocco channel yeah.

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