Suspect arrested in northern Israel over death threats to Netanyahu

Man who threatened to kill Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in social media post arrested in northern Israel.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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A man in northern Israel was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with a threatening social media post which targeted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The suspect, a 21-year-old man, was arrested by the police department’s cyber crimes unit, a part of the department’s Lahav 433 special investigatory branch.

After the suspect posted a social media post threatening Prime Minister Netanyahu, police opened an investigation into the case, culminating in Tuesday morning’s arrest.

The suspect was slated to be brought before the Rishon Letzion Magistrate’s Court at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, for an extension of his remand.

On Monday, Prime Minister Netanyahu announced that he had filed a police complaint over recent death threats made against him and his family.

“A few days ago, I filed a complaint with the police about a series of threats to murder me and my family,” Netanyahu tweeted Monday. “Today, unfortunately, I had to file another complaint against a vile man who detailed how he intended to murder me and my family.”

The tweet included a screenshot of one of the threats, which called for Netanyahu, his wife and two sons to be beheaded, and then have their bodies hung from the balcony of the prime minister’s residence on Balfour Street in Jerusalem.

“When will the media and the left, who do not stop for a moment trying to topple a right-wing prime minister, finally condemn the unruly and incessant incitement against me and against my family?” he also tweeted.

Last month, left-wing activist Haim Shadmi was questioned under caution by police for allegedly threatening Netanyahu’s son, Yair.



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