Israeli-American Teen Found Guilty in Israel for Making Bomb Threats Against U.S. Organizations

American-Israeli Jewish teenager (C), accused of making dozens of anti-Semitic bomb threats in the United States and elsewhere, is escorted by guards as he leaves the Israeli Justice court in Rishon Lezion on March 23, 2017.
The arrest comes after a wave of bomb threats to American Jewish institutions since the start of the year spread concern and political backlash in the United States. (Photo credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

An Israeli-American teen was found guilty Thursday of making more than 1,000 bomb threats against Jewish and other organizations in the U.S. in recent years.

Reuters reported that an Israeli court found Michael Kadar, 19, guilty on charges of extortion, disseminating hoaxes to spread panic and money launder.

While Kadar had previously been identified in indictments for hate crimes in the U.S., Israeli authorities did not publish his name because he was a minor when some of the incidents took place, Reuters reported.

The charges stem from bomb threats he made in 2016 and 2017, after he turned 18 years old, against Jewish community centers, schools, police stations and other facilities. Incidents from before his 18th birthday are still under review in Israel.

Kadar also allegedly made similar threats in Australia and New Zealand, using technology to hide where the calls originated from.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Brett Samuels