İlknur Şebnem Öztemel –TDO– A series of bomb threats were positioned to several Jewish institutions in different cities of USA. Bender Jewish Community Center CEO Michael Feinstein claims that leaders in the US Jewish community are seeing a discouraging trend in the violent targeting of Hebrew institutions. He said “We were ‘lucky’ to be one of 16 JCC’s in nine states to receive bomb threats,”
The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), public affairs specialist, Amanda Hils told that they were aware of the bad news and ready to contribute to investigations. She said “ATF is ready and available to provide technical assistance to our local and state law enforcement partners, as they need or request it’’.
It has been reported that JCC buildings in Maryland, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania was threatened with bomb attacks yesterday.
USA is the home of biggest Jewish community and lobby in the World. Also, they are associated with many disputed American foreign policy decisions. It is significant to remind that UNSC made a resolution that condemns illegal Jewish settlement in the Palestinian territory last month and tensions between USA and Israel had been risen.