Meretz MK Gal-On gets guard after death threat

"This is merely a provocation of the Left," National Union MK Ben-Ari says. “Gal-On is such an irrelevant and uninfluential MK."

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
December 3, 2011 21:35
Meretz MK Zehava Gal-On

Zehava Gal-On 311. (photo credit: YouTube screenshot)

Meretz MK Zehava Gal-On will be accompanied by a bodyguard until further notice after she received a threat to her life.

The police and the Knesset Guard insisted on protecting Gal-On after learning of the threat, which Channel 2 said came from “right-wingers in settlements.”

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Gal-On has been threatened with harm in the past but she said this was the first time she had received a death threat.

Gal-On said she did not receive the threat personally but heard about it from the police. She blamed the threat on recent anti-leftist legislation and said it would not stop her from expressing her views.

National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari said he did not believe anyone on the Right had threatened Gal- On. He blamed the threat on internal fights in Meretz, where she is running for the party leadership.

“This is merely a provocation of the Left,” Ben-Ari said. “Gal-On is such an irrelevant and uninfluential MK that I don’t understand why anyone would want to harm her.”

When told of Ben-Ari’s statement, Gal-On said she “doesn’t respond to people who are delusional.”


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