Police Arrest Arab Who Threatened Liberman

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Avigdor Liberman (Flash 90)
MK Avigdor Liberman. (Flash90)

Police have arrested a Palestinian Arab who posted numerous threats against Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman on social media. He has been questioned and will soon be indicted, police said Sunday. Among the threats he issued was one where he told Liberman that he was a target for a terror attack, writing that “we [Arabs] are all Nashat Melhem,” the terrorist who killed three people in central Tel Aviv on January 1st when he shot up a café on Dizengoff Street.

The Arab writer posted numerous images of Hamas and Hizbullah terrorists on his messages, and expressed support for terror attacks, praising many of the recent attacks against Israelis.

The posting began at the beginning of January. Liberman alerted the Knesset security department about the postings, which in turn alerted police, who immediately organized a task force on the matter. Three weeks after the investigation began, police determined his identity, and began following his movements. The writer was arrested when he tried to cross into Jordan several weeks ago. Police added that under questioning, he admitted that he was the writer.