Monday, March 17, 2008

Firebombs thrown at Hillel staffer's house

Near Brown University.
In an attack early Saturday morning, improvised explosives were hurled at the off-campus apartment of Yossi Knafo, an emissary from the Jewish Agency for Israel employed by Brown/RISD Hillel. Knafo was home at the time but unharmed by the attack.
Police aren't yet saying that it was a hatecrime, but they are investigating it as a potential hatecrime. The Jewish Agency is apparently trying to push a reading of this as a terrorist act. I think it looks very much like a terrorist act and a hatecrime.

This article from the Brown Daily Herald, from which I took the headline, is filled with details. Thanks to Gilbert who mentioned it in comments at Engage.

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