Jewish Facilities Targeted by Bomb Threats Over Shabbos

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NYC (VINnews) — Multiple Jewish centers in New York City were targeted by bomb threats on Shabbos, according to the NYPD and Governor Hochul.

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There were at least four bomb threats in Manhattan, according to police, including at Rodeph Sholom on the Upper East Side. Another bomb threat was reported at a Brooklyn Heights Jewish facility on Remsen Street.

In addition, police say an email was sent to the Brooklyn Museum, threatening to blow up the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum subway station.

Police say all of the threatened locations received emails stating that explosives were present in the buildings.

Police say that so far, all of the bomb threats have been unfounded, Baruch Hashem.

In a post to social media, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said that she is “actively monitoring” the situation.

“Threats have been determined not to be credible, but we will not tolerate individuals sowing fear & antisemitism. Those responsible must be held accountable for their despicable actions,” she wrote.

Mark Treyger, CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council [JCRC] of New York, told The NY Post that the bomb threats are a “dangerous escalation” of antisemitism during a particularly sensitive and tense time for Jewish people.

“This is not peaceful, this is not lawful and this is not normal and this is happening on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day,” Treyger, the grandson on Holocaust survivors, said. “This is a dangerous escalation of what we’ve already been seeing in the rest of the country.”

There is “zero room for hate in New York City and those responsible must be held accountable. Full stop,” he said.

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oritm01
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oritm01
1 month ago

WE JEWS CAN RELY ON NO ONE EXCEPT ON OUR FATHR IN HEAVEN.