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US lawmakers condemn threats to Palestinian community center in NJ

The Palestinian American Community Center said that a caller told them to "go back where you came from" and threatened to sexually assault their staff.
Palestinian American Community Center

Some members of Congress have expressed solidarity with a Palestinian community center in New Jersey that has received death threats. The incident follows attacks on Jews and violence at Israel and Palestine-related protests in the United States during the recent Israel-Hamas conflict.

The Palestinian American Community Center in the northeast state of New Jersey said the phone threats came on Tuesday. The caller warned staff not to “blow up any buildings because that’s what you people do.” He also said they “should go back where you came from” and threatened to sexually assault the center’s employees. He identified himself as a Jewish person, the center said in a press release on Wednesday.

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