Yair Netanyahu: I'm afraid for my life

Prime minister's son shares threats against his life he has received over social media, says authorities are not investigating.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Yair Lapid
Yair Lapid
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Yair Netanyahu, the son of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, shared a collection of curses, threats, and incitement to violence against him which has been posted to Facebook and Twitter.

"I'm really starting to fear for my life, and the police and the attorney's office under Nurit Litman are signalling a green light for the inciters and the bullies," Netanyahu said.

"They still have not opened an investigation against the guy who called several times to stab me with a knife," he added.

The prime minister's son posted three tweets by a Twitter user who goes by the name ZORO, who wrote: "I will come to your house and break your bones [right] after I get out of jail. Get the Shin Bet, the IDF, and the Mossad. I'm sure that they're on my side. I'll break you."

"You don't have to know who I am, but as soon as I get out of prison you had better find a place to hide from me. You might want to wake your father Yair Netanyahu before it is over," the anonymous user warned.

Last week, the Cyber Security Unit at the State Prosecution Office filed an indictment letter at the Ashkelon Magistrate's court against Tzvi Sabag, 57, of Ashkelon, for posting death threats on social media against PM Netanyahu, his wife Sara Netanyahu and their son Yair.

According to the indictment, on November 4, 2019, the defendant opened a Facebook account using the name Tzvika Sabag. His profile picture depicted the Prime Minister with a hanging noose around his neck.

Under the "About" category, the defendant wrote: "I can't stand Binyamin, Sara, and Yair Netanyahu and all those who support them." Later in the day, Sabag posted to the account: "Israeli police — let the public know Binyamin, Sara, and Yair Netanyahu's funeral is in the making. Thank you."

In a separate post, he wrote: "He makes me sick. He doesn’t know what he's in for. Yair Netanyahu. If you start feeling sick in the [near future], there's no need to call an ambulance. These are physical signs intended to signal your looming death and passing from this world. The best doctors in the world can't do anything about it. I hope now you understand whom you're dealing with."

"You'll pay dearly for your pride. Everything has its beginning and its 'end,' and in your case this is going to be a very definite end. What are you going to do now? Call the police, tell them someone's threatening your life and ask them to protect you? There's no need for that. I've already let them know and even a million bodyguards can't do anything about it. Your end is near," he proclaimed.



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