J'lem man indicted for harassing Peace Now leader

Defendant also allegedly sprayed 'Price Tag' graffiti threatening to kill Arabs.

November 17, 2011 17:10
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Price tag vandalism (illustrative)

price tag 311. (photo credit: Tovah Lazaroff)

The state indicted a 20-year-old Jerusalem resident in the city's district court on Thursday, charging him with harassing and threatening Peace Now general director Yariv Oppenheimer.

The indictment also charges the defendant, whose name has not been released for publication, with spraying racist graffiti around the capital.

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According to the indictment, the defendant telephoned Oppenheimer in September, and threatened to "put a bullet in his head." Oppenheimer later called the police after the defendant allegedly left a message on his answering service, saying that he was on his way to Oppenheimer's house and intended to "kill him and put a bullet in his head."

The defendant is later alleged to have called Oppenheimer once more, threatening to kill him and saying he was a "left-wing maniac."

The defendant is also charged with hanging around 20 A4 pages with racist messages around Mevesseret Zion last month. One of the messages allegedly read "Price Tag - kill, kill and kill all the Arabs."

A third charge alleges that in November, following his arrest and bail, the defendant spray painted a star of David symbol on the Jerusalem building where Peace Now has its offices, and later sprayed "Kahane was right" and "Death to Arabs" on the light rail station in Beit Hanina and on a scout movement building.

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