MK Itamar Ben-Gvir receives death threat: 'We'll kill you and your family'

Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
The message was sent to Ben-Gvir over Facebook, with the MK calling on Knesset security and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) to investigate the threat

"Left-wing politicians do not condemn threats against right-wingers, and only when there are threats against the lives of left-wingers do they wake up," noted Ben-Gvir, who heads the right-wing Otzma Yehudit Party.

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"I call on politicians from the Left and Shin Bet officials to stop the incitement against me.

"Words can kill and there is no difference between threats on the Left and threats on the Right," he said.

This is not the first time the right-wing politician has been the victim of threats, and he had previously petitioned the Knesset for extra security.

However, he is also not the only lawmaker to recently receive threatening messages.

Just this past week, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his family received threatening letters.

Most recently, a letter containing a bullet was sent to the prime minister's son, Yoni Bennett.

The threats led to a series of condemnations in the political system, led by the prime minister...

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