This just in from Providence RI: Molotovs thrown into the home of a Hillel Israel Fellow. Local police are as usual unsure if this is a hate crime. “At this point, we just don’t know whether to call this a hate crime because we don’t know the motivation,” Deputy Police Chief Paul J. Kennedy said yesterday. Yeh, I imagine they were just trying to share some good times with the official rep of the State of Israel.
By Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz Correspondent
Two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the home of the Jewish Agency’s representative at Brown University in the United States on Saturday, causing no injuries. The motive behind the attack is not yet known.
The two explosives were hurled into the Hillel delegate’s home in Providence, Rhode Island. One landed in the living room without exploding and was taken for fingerprint analysis. The second hit an external wall, igniting a fire in the yard.
Federal Bureau of Investigation detectives and local police were investigating the incident.
Amos Hermon, head of the Jewish Agency task force on anti-Semitism stressed that while authorities had not yet reached a conclusion on the attack’s motives, radical left-wing groups were increasing anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian activity on U.S. campuses.