A fifth wave of bomb threats targets Jews. Here’s why it’s hard for the FBI to solve.

Source: The Washington Post

February 27 at 3:42 PM
This story was originally published Friday and has been updated after additional Jewish community centers and schools were threatened on Monday.

Vandalism and threats target Jewish institutions

Growing outcry against a recent spate of anti-Semitic acts and threats pushed President Trump to denounce the rising violence, calling it “a sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.” (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)

Again and again, the calls have come in.

In Miami, hundreds of young students fled their school building. In Foster City, Calif., parents scrambled to pick up preschoolers whose school suddenly closed for the day. In West Hartford, Conn., elderly women climbed out of the pool mid-swim to evacuate.

And so it went in Albuquerque, in Birmingham, Ala., in Chicago and about 50 other cities — a rash of ominous phone calls, threatening that a bomb had been placed at a Jewish community centers, in more than half the states in the country and one Canadian province since the start of January.

On Monday, the latest wave of calls targeted JCCs as well as Jewish schools in 11 states, according to JCC Association of North America. Two Jewish schools in the D.C. area were among the targets.

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