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Netanyahu said to request extension of security protection for his family

(From left to right) Avner, Sara, Benjamin and Yair Netanyahu tour the Golan Heights, on April 23, 2019. (PMO)
(From left to right) Avner, Sara, Benjamin and Yair Netanyahu tour the Golan Heights, on April 23, 2019. (PMO)

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu has requested that high-level protection of his family members be extended further, according to Hebrew media reports.

The Walla news site cites a letter sent by Netanyahu’s chief of staff to the Prime Minister’s Office, which claims that serious threats remain against his family, despite the fact that he is no longer prime minister.

“Do not view the murder threats to the family of former prime minister Netanyahu as threats coming from delusional people,” the letter reads, “since it is precisely from these people that the next murder may come.”

The letter also suggests that Iran or another enemy nation could attempt to harm his family. The protection of his family members is slated to run out next week, six months after Netanyahu left office.

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