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Lapid says he got threat comparing him to Hitler: ‘You’ll get a bullet in the head’

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a Yesh Adit faction meeting at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Oliiver Fitoussi/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a Yesh Adit faction meeting at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Oliiver Fitoussi/Flash90)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid says he and his wife have recently received threatening messages.

Speaking at a Yesh Atid faction meeting, says one such message expressed a wish he would die from cancer.

“You’re exactly like Hitler. You’ll get a bullet in the head from me or someone else,” Lapid quotes the message as saying.

He says messages his wife received called for them and their daughter to face divine punishment.

“May God take revenge on you,” one such message allegedly said.

Lapid says, “The danger is not only that more politicians will be murdered here… The great danger is that this is what we’re becoming. This violence seeps into all aspects our lives. On the roads, in schools.”

Lapid’s comments come a day after Yamina MK Idit Silman said she was attacked at a gas station last month, and a report was published about a boy in Rishon Lezion who was beaten up at school.

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