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Court rescinds restraining order on Likud activist who harassed Elkin’s wife, kids

The Jerusalem District Court on rescinds a temporary restraining order against a supporter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who verbally harassed the wife and kids of Ze’ev Elkin, a right-wing lawmaker who left the ruling Likud to join a rival party.

“The court has ruled that it is my legitimate right to demonstrate,” says Rami Ben-Yehuda following the ruling.

Videos posted to Twitter earlier this week showed a group of Likud activists cursing and screaming at Elkin’s wife, Maria, as she stood by herself outside her home. “You’re a lunatic, you’re a liar, you’re a traitor,” screamed one Netanyahu supporter, later identified as Ben-Yehuda.

A pro-Netanyahu supporter who verbally attacked Maria Elkin, wife of New Hope MK Ze’ev Elkin, outside their Jerusalem home on April 19, 2021. (Screen capture: Twitter)

“Your husband has betrayed Israel. You have betrayed Israel,” Ben-Yehuda continued, later adding that she “goes with Arabs” and “collaborates with Al Jazeera,” in reference to the international Arabic news channel. He also called her a “Russian traitor.”

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