Netanyahu condemns threat against Supreme Court judge

Threatening letter sent to home of to Supreme Court Justice Anat Baron.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Kobi Gideon, GPO

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday condemned a threatening letter which was sent to Supreme Court Justice Anat Baron.

"I have zero patience for anyone threatening the murder of judges and elected officials alike. Just this month, I filed three complaints after receiving threats of murder against my family and members of my family," Netanyahu said.

The court security filed a complaint at the Yarkon Police Station after the threatening letter was received. The letter was found in the mailbox of Judge Baron's home in Tel Aviv, and the police opened an investigation.

“The threatening letter sent to Supreme Court Justice Anat Baron, including its despicable content, is the direct result of continuous unbridled incitement against the justice system and its judges,” a court spokesman said in a statement.

“Attempts to terrorize Israel’s judges will not deter them, and they will continue to do their job without fear,” the statement added.

Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn tweeted in response to the threatening letter: “The continued assault on the justice system is dangerous…. There are judges in Jerusalem and they will continue to do their job fearlessly.”

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid blamed Prime Minister Netanyahu for the letter. “The threat to the Supreme Court justice is a direct result of the incitement coming from Netanyahu. This is on him.”

Israel Bar Association President attorney Avi Himi stated:

"I strongly condemn the threats against the Supreme Court justice. The judges and law enforcement officials do sacred work to protect democracy and any attempt to intimidate them is another crossing of a red line. This despicable phenomenon must be ended, and I urge the Israeli police to work resolutely to locate those who sent the letter."