An armed guard has been posted at the Hillel building at Brown University after the weekend firebombing of the off-campus apartment of Hillel’s Israeli emissary.
Two Molotov cocktails were hurled at the second floor apartment of Yossi Knafo, 24, at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday.
One hit an outside wall and caused a minor fire. A second firebomb was thrown through an open bedroom window; the bottle did not break and it caused no damage.
Knafo was sitting in his living room at the time and called police. A neighbor who witnessed the attack also called police and said she saw two people throw the firebombs.
“He is a little shaken,” said Jewish Agency spokesman Jacob Dallal of Knafo. “This was the most serious attack [on an Israeli emissary in the United States] in decades.”
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, the Rhode Island Federation and the Anti-Defamation League have offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of the assailants.