Police minister: Attorney general doing nothing to halt ‘next Yigal Amir’

Public Security Minister Amir Ohana once again asserts that Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is failing to take seriously threats against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Ohana tells Army Radio that “threats are at a record high. I think anyone with eyes… can see explicit threats of murder” as part of the mass protests against Netanyahu. “Not things you need to interpret… very clear statements.”

He asserted that if not for the prime minister’s protection and bodyguards, “someone would have already risen up and done something.

“I see the hate rising up and reaching irrational levels. It brings some people to write ‘Who will be the hero that will be the next Yigal Amir,'” he adds.

Newly appointed Public Security Minister Amir Ohana attends a passing the baton ceremony at the Public Security Ministry in Jerusalem on May 18, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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