Wave Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers Soars To 100 This Year

Source: BuzzFeed News

“The level of threats and incidents is astounding, and must not stand,” Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said.

Wilfredo Lee / AP

Bomb threats were called into 30 Jewish community centers and schools in at least 18 states on Monday, bringing the total number of anti-Semitic threats across the US and Canada this year to 100.

Local media and police confirmed reports of threats on Monday in Alaska, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, Alabama, Maryland, Indiana, Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, California, Arizona, Washington, and Nevada. No injuries were reported, and the threats came in the form of a series of phone calls Monday morning, then again Monday evening.

The San Francisco office of the Anti-Defamation League also received a bomb threat Monday afternoon. It was evacuated, and police shut down a section of busy Market Street to investigate.

Anti Defamation League bomb threat prompts to shut down several blocks of Market st

In a statement, ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said even one threat was too many.“The level of threats and incidents is astounding, and must not stand,” he said. “We will do everything in our power to combat this wave of anti-Semitism.”

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