Letter to PM warns: ‘We’ll hurt you like Rabin was hurt’
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Letter to PM warns: ‘We’ll hurt you like Rabin was hurt’

Extreme right-wing activist sends threatening missives to Netanyahu from prison; police investigating

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/Pool/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/Pool/Flash90)

An extreme right-wing activist imprisoned for illegal political activity sent threatening letters to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, police said Thursday morning.

“How are you releasing murderous terrorists?” the suspect wrote in a letter to Netanyahu, referring to the government’s decision to release prisoners as a goodwill gesture toward the Palestinian Authority earlier this month. “We’ll hurt you and the government like [assassinated prime minister Yitzhak] Rabin was hurt,” he threatened.

According to the announcement, policemen who entered the prison to arrest the man and take him for questioning found two makeshift blades on his person.

While the identity of the suspect — held in a facility in the center of the country — was not released by the authorities, Ynet reported he was 22 years old.

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