Man arrested for calling for Netanyahu's murder

68-year-old Tel Aviv man arrested for ongoing threats on social media against PM and others.

Hezki Baruch ,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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A 68-year-old resident of Tel Aviv was arrested on Saturday night, on suspicions of having published threats and incitement against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other public figures on social media.

In the last two weeks, the suspect published on Facebook and Twitter calls to murder and attack public figures including Netanyahu.

He also posted pictures of the figures photoshopped to be wearing Nazi SS uniforms adorned with swastikas.

In one of his Twitter posts, he wrote: "Binyamin Netanyahu needs to be murdered immediately!! Otherwise our end will come tomorrow!!!"

The arrest on Saturday night follows after the Prime Minister Office's security branch submitted a complaint to the police last week.

In the complaint, samples of the incitement were passed along to the Israeli Security Agency (ISA).




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