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Two arrested for threats against senior Health Ministry official

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health services, is accompanied by a security guard as she walks out of a hearing at the Tel Aviv Magistrates' Court, on October 31, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health services, is accompanied by a security guard as she walks out of a hearing at the Tel Aviv Magistrates' Court, on October 31, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Two men who hail from the north of the country have been detained and questioned over threats against Health Ministry official Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, police say.

Alroy-Preis, the Health Ministry’s head of public services and a top COVID adviser, has been the target of a series of threats in the past few months. This week, such threats prompted her husband to publicly chastise police for not taking action, and a day later, she was assigned a security guard.

Police say that the two men, a Tiberias resident, age 38, and a 40-year-old from Hatzor were detained “on suspicion of online threats” against Alroy-Preis. The two men have been released with restrictions, say police, and the investigation against them continues.

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