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May 4, 2018  RSS feed
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Teen in JCC threat case accused of making similar calls from prison

(JTA) — The American-Israeli man accused of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers in the U.S. is suspected of making another 100 hoax bomb threats in Israel from prison.

Bomb threats received by the Israel Police against schools in Tel Aviv and Kfar Saba were traced to Michael Kadar, Israeli news channels reported. Kadar, 19, of Ashkelon, is being held in prison pending trial.

In a hearing in Magistrates’ Court in Rishon Lezion on the new charges, police said there have been more than 100 hoax threats to several schools recently that originated from the prison.

Kadar was charged in Israel in April 2017 with offenses that include publishing false information, causing panic, computer hacking and money laundering. He was arrested in Israel in a joint operation with the FBI.

Early last month, Kadar was indicted by the U.S. Justice Department for federal hate crimes. The hoax threats to the JCCs – including to Tampa’s JCC preschools – and other Jewish institutions in the first three months of 2017 forced widespread evacuations and raised fears of a resurgence in anti-Semitism.

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