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Woman accused of sending death threats to Bennett released to house arrest

Ilana Sporta Hania, a 65-year-old resident of Ashkelon, suspected of sending envelopes containing bullets to the Bennett family, seen as she arrives for a court hearing in Rishon Lezion, May 18, 2022. (Flash90)
Ilana Sporta Hania, a 65-year-old resident of Ashkelon, suspected of sending envelopes containing bullets to the Bennett family, seen as she arrives for a court hearing in Rishon Lezion, May 18, 2022. (Flash90)

A woman who was arrested and charged in May with sending threatening letters containing bullets to then prime minister Naftali Bennett and his family has been released to house arrest, Ynet reports.

Ilana Sporta Hania, a 65-year-old retired nurse from Ashkelon, sent two letters containing bullets addressed to Bennett, his wife and their teenage son, threatening their safety if he did not resign.

She was charged with extortion and illegal possession of a firearm.

Under the terms of her house arrest, she has to wear an electronic ankle bracelet and is barred from using a smartphone or the internet.

Bennett has since been replaced by Yair Lapid as interim prime minister after the coalition collapsed and new elections were called for November 1.

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