#NewtownPA Twp. Police Assist In Federal Probe Into Antisemitic & Islamophobic Threats | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

[Image: The Federal Bureau of Investigation; Yaniv Gola ]


Newtown Township police assisted the FBI and other local agencies in the region with an investigation into alleged antisemitic and Islamophobic threats.


Yaniv Gola, 50, has been charged with eight counts of interstate communication of threats, according to U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Jacqueline Romero.


According to court records filed in Philadelphia, between August 2, 2022 and November 5, 2023, Gola utilized a voice over internet protocol (VOIP) service to conceal his identity while making threatening calls across state lines. In the calls, he was threatening to injure, rape and kill eight different people.


“You f***ing Jew, now I know where you are. I’m going to kill all you Jews … You all should be shoved back into ovens. I’m going down to [victim’s business location] to kill you,” Gola allegedly threatened.


On another call, Gola allegedly said: “I want to put a bullet in your head … You f***ing Muslims.”


In the most recent call, Gola allegedly threatened a victim: “You’re Jewish, I’m from Hamas. You’re animals and pigs … If you don’t leave that place, we’re going to blow you up.”