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Police arrest suspect who called to ‘eliminate’ finance minister in Facebook post

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks during a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset on May 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks during a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset on May 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Police announce that they have arrested a resident of northern Israel who allegedly called to murder Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman on social media.

Police say they were tipped off several hours ago about a Facebook post written by the suspect in which he called to “eliminate” Liberman.

The 33-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of trying to carry out the act, police say.

Police will ask the court to extend the suspect’s remand tomorrow.

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