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‘Let us live’: Minister’s wife calls to stop demos outside home after midnight protest

The wife of new Housing Minister Ze’ev Elkin calls to end protests outside politicians’s homes after pro-Netanyahu demonstrators were dispersed by police outside their Jerusalem residence at midnight last night.

“Freedom of expression is a sacred value that I am pleased we have in this country but there is a limit,” Maria Elkin tells Channel 12 news.

“Go a protest outside every ministry, outside the Knesset, outside the Prime Minister’s Office, but leave us alone,” she says. “Let us live, let us sleep.”

Maria Elkin discusses what she called a violent, traumatic protest outside her home by supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a Channel 12 interview on April 20, 2021 (Channel 12 screenshot)

Elkin, a former Likud cabinet minister who was considered a close confidant of former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left to join Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope party ahead of the March 2021 elections, blasting the prime minister for his conduct and accusing him of putting his personal considerations above the country’s best interests.

New Hope is now a member of the new coalition that ousted Netanyahu from power after 12 years in office.

Likud supporters have been regularly gathering outside the Elkins’s residence to demonstrate. Last month The Jerusalem District Court issued a temporary restraining order against a supporter of Netanyahu who has verbally harassed Maria Elkin and her children.

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