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January 23, 2017 / 25 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘BOMB’

FBI on the Case of Coordinated 16 JCC Bomb Threats

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and local police are investigating the source of Monday’s “robocall bomb threats” to 16 Jewish community centers in nine states. So far, no bombs have been found. According to Reuters, security officials said on Tuesday that the wave of telephone bomb threats possibly came from the same number, via an automated calling system.

But Paul Goldenberg, national director of nonprofit Secure Community Network advising Jewish groups on security matters, told Reuters only a few calls used “robocalling” and the rest were made manually.

So far the FBI has not mentioned suspects, motive, or a theory as to why the callers targeted Jewish centers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and South.

“Bomb threats to Jewish communities are nothing new,” Goldenberg told Reuters. “What’s extraordinary is that we had so many in such a short period of time.”

Back in May, 2016, a wave of threats driven by automated calls were directed at schools across at least four US time zones, forcing authorities to lock down school buildings and evacuate students. Some districts reported that the calls included a bomb threat while others just described the calls as “threatening.” The calls were reported in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

Monday’s phone calls were made to JCCs in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Also on Monday, nine Jewish and non-Jewish schools across UK were put on alert after hoax bomb threats. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Police were alerted at around 10:30 AM hrs on Monday, 9 January, to phone calls made to schools in Roehampton, Ilford and Brent in which bomb threats were made. Police officers attended the schools. All three incidents were stood down a short time later. An investigation into the threat will be conducted.”

It is still not clear if the calls against the British and American schools were related. According to Reuters, an analysis indicated the UK calls came from separate countries.

David Israel

Bomb Kills 6 Police Near Pyramids [video]

Friday, December 9th, 2016

At least six police were killed and three injured early Friday in a bomb attack in the Giza Haram district, near the Sphinx and the pyramids, Egypt’s Ministry of Interior announced. The victims included two officers, a low-ranking policeman and two conscripts. The three injured policemen were evacuated to hospital.

According to Ahram Online, the explosive device was hidden in a garbage can at a security checkpoint near Al-Salam mosque in the Haram Street.

Egyptian authorities are investigating, so far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Attacks against security forces have been common since the fall of the Muslim Brothers regime in 2012, but usually take place on the east bank of the Suez Canal, in the northern Sinai, where an Islamist insurgency dominates much of the area. Egyptian security forces killed three terrorists on Tuesday during a raid on the Muslim Brotherhood in southern Egypt.

David Israel

Seriously?!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Video of the Day

Fake Bomb Next to Har Nof Shul

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Police sappers on Monday checked what looked like an explosive device that had been planted at the entrance to the Yehave Da’at synagogue in Har Nof, where a terrorist attack took the lives of four worshipers and a policeman.

The suspicious package was a cardboard box with wires sticking out of it, which was stashed in a bag.

Police are looking for the perpetrator of this vile prank.

David Israel

Tamar Yonah Show – Is it Bomb Shelter Time? [audio]

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

So much news, so little time! 1) Join Paul Miller, director of www.SalomonCenter.org as he discusses the latest in the New York Bombings, the United Nations and a class/course that was canceled in Berkeley.

2) A Jordanian Arab calls into the show and sadly tells Tamar that his country hates Israel and thinks Jews are robbers and ‘occupiers’.

3) Tamar reminds people that there will be an emergency drill in Israel due to the possibility that Hezbollah will open fire on Israeli towns and cities. Israel’s Home Front Command will be sounding off a siren so citizens can practice getting to a bomb shelter in times of attack.

Tamar Yonah 19Sept2016 – PODCAST

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Pipe Bomb Explodes in Elizabeth, NJ [video]

Monday, September 19th, 2016

A device exploded before 1 AM Monday while the package it was in was being examined by a bomb squad robot. near an Elizabeth, NJ transit station, according to Elizabeth Mayor Christian J. Bollwage, who explained the robot was “cutting into the device when it exploded.” The mayor noted it was “an explosive device” with an estimated five explosives. He suggested that “based on the loudness, I think people could have been severely hurt or injured if they had been in the vicinity.”

According to the Mayor, two men discovered the package in a waste basket on North Broad Street and Julian Place around 9:30 PM. He said they took the package “because they thought it was of some value,” but when they spotted wires and a pipe inside, they notified Police. The Union County Bomb Squad was alerted and brought its bomb handling robot. “The drone indicated it could be suspicious and it could be a live bomb,” Bollwage said.

The FBI and NJ State Police are on the scene.

David Israel

Weapons, Bomb Making Equipment Found in Refugee Camp

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Weapons and bomb making equipment were found overnight in a raid conducted by the Israel Police Border Guard, in collaboration with the IDF and Shabak, at the Nur al-Shams refugee camp east of Tulkarm in Samaria, the police spokesperson’s office reported Sunday.

The raid, conducted in the home and the car of a suspect as part of security forces’ operations in Nur al-Shams, yielded two homemade firearms, as well as a large stash of bomb making supplies. The suspect, 18, was detained for further interrogation.

David Israel

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