Two Suspects Arrested in Alroy-Preis Death Threats

YERUSHALAYIM -

Two people were arrested in connection with death threats sent to Health Ministry official Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, police said on Tuesday night.

Alroy-Preis, the ministry’s head of public services, made headlines in recent days after the threats were made known and her husband publicly demanded that police take action to ensure her safety. Subsequently, she was assigned a security detail.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Public Security Minister Omer Barlev both condemned the threats, as well as disinformation being put out by opponents of Israel’s vaccination campaign. Alroy-Preis has been an outspoken advocate of vaccinations to stem the covid pandemic.

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