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Fear grips New Jersey's Palestinian community centre after bomb threat

Staff at a Palestinian community centre in the US state of New Jersey are on high alert after an unidentified caller bombarded the facility with more than 30 phone calls over a 24 hour period, threatening to kill and sexually assault the community workers.

Members of the all-female staff at the Palestinian American Community Center in Clifton, New Jersey, said they were preparing to begin a new semester of an Arabic programme for children when the threats started.

During one of the calls, the individual, who identified himself as "Jebediah Morris," told the employees that he was located near the centre and would "come over there and beat your f***ing a**".

The caller asked multiple times if the staff were Palestinian, and when asked why that mattered, said: "So I know to come blow you up."

PACC provides cultural, social and educational services to those in need, and in mid-2020 provided meals for more than 400 families during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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