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Netanyahu said to request extension of security protection for his family

19 11 14

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu sent a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday requesting that high-level protection of his family members be extended further, according to Hebrew media reports.

The protection of his wife and children are due to end next week, six months after he was voted out of office as prime minister, but Netanyahu requested an extension, citing threats against them, saying that local and foreign actors could still target them.

Netanyahu, himself, is entitled to protection for 20 years after leaving the Prime Minister’s Residence.

“Do not view the murder threats to the family of former prime minister Netanyahu as threats coming from delusional people,” Netanyahu’s chief of staff wrote in the letter, “since it is precisely from these people that the next murder may come.”

The letter also suggests that Iran or another enemy nation could attempt to harm his family.

“Due to the sensitive nature of the operations that Netanyahu authorized over the years against enemy states, there is an open ‘blood feud’ between them and him and his family,” the letter said.

“These things are also expressed in social media........

© The Times of Israel

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