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Jerusalem man indicted for saying he was ‘sent to assassinate’ US envoy Nides
A 33-year-old man is indicted for threats against US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides, the Walla news site reports.
According to the indictment, the man arrived last night at Chakra, a restaurant in Jerusalem where Nides was dining, and asked the envoy’s security guards if Nides was there.
After a guard said he couldn’t answer the question due to security reasons, the man answered: “That’s a shame, I’ve been sent to assassinate the US ambassador.”
He was promptly arrested, with an indictment filed less than 24 hours later.