IDF soldier taken into custody after threatening to 'be the next Yigal Amir'

March 16, 2015 18:34

Police from the Beersheba station on Monday arrested an IDF soldier on suspicion of incitement and making threats for postings he wrote on Facebook.

The Negev subdistrict police said the soldier is suspected of making threats against left-wing party candidates in the national elections and that he wrote that "if a left-winger takes over in Israel, I promise in my soul that I will be the next Yigal Amir", a reference to the assassin who killed then-Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in November 1995.

The soldier was taken for a remand extension in Beersheba on Monday and he was ordered to be kept in custody for two days.

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