US-Israeli teen convicted of threats against Jewish centres

Source: BBC News

A court in Israel has convicted a 19-year-old American-Israeli man of making hundreds of threats to bomb or attack Jewish schools and community centres.

Michael Ron David Kadar was also found guilty of extortion, money laundering and assaulting a police officer.

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He used the internet to make hoax telephone calls to the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

The threats forced evacuations and prompted concern among Jewish leaders about a resurgence of anti-Semitism.

Several airlines also received threatening calls, which led to planes carrying out emergency landings.

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