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Police arrest Petah Tikva resident who allegedly sent online threats to Meretz MK

Meretz MK Gaby Lasky during a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee discussion in Jerusalem on Shin Bet phone tracking against suspected carriers of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, November 30, 2021. (Danny Shem Tov/Knesset)
Meretz MK Gaby Lasky during a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee discussion in Jerusalem on Shin Bet phone tracking against suspected carriers of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, November 30, 2021. (Danny Shem Tov/Knesset)

Police arrest a man suspected of making online threats against Meretz MK Gaby Lasky.

The suspect is identified as a 32-year-old resident of the central city of Petah Tikva. He is due to appear before a court for a remand hearing.

The arrest comes a day after Lasky, a left-wing lawmaker, said she was informed by the Knesset Guard that it had filed a police complaint over death threats made on social media against her. Police said they launched “an intensive and speedy” investigation after receiving the complaint.

“For years incitement against the left has been allowed and not received a fitting response — until the next disaster,” Lasky tweeted Wednesday.

“It’s not the first time I’ve been threatened because of my struggle to end the occupation,” she added, referring to Israeli military control in the West Bank. “Don’t get it twisted — I won’t stop my just fight for peace and ending the occupation.”

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