The Daily Telegraph

Jewish man held over bomb threats

- By Raf Sanchez in Jerusalem

A YOUNG Jewish man has been arrested in Israel on suspicion of mastermind­ing a wave of bomb threats against Jewish centres around the world.

The 19-year-old, who holds both Israeli and American citizenshi­p, used “advanced camouflage technologi­es” to shield his location and throw investigat­ors off his scent, Israeli police said.

The arrest followed a joint investigat­ion with the FBI. Jeff Sessions, the US attorney general, said the probe spanned “multiple continents”. About 150 bomb threats were made to Jewish schools, community centres and synagogues in the US since January.

Galit Bash, the man’s lawyer, told a court that he suffered from “severe medical problems” that might affect his psychologi­cal state.

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