Peace Now files complaint over death threats

Police suspect 21-year-old linked to previous price-tag attacks; Peace now dir.-gen. says he received death threat.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 27, 2011 21:37
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Peace Now filed a complaint with police Sunday evening over a series of so-called "price-tag" attacks, which were carried out against the organization's activists.

A number of the organization's leading activists, including
Director-General Yariv Oppenheimer, were sent death threats to their personal e-mail accounts on Sunday evening.

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Oppenheimer declared that his organization will continue operations as usual.

The person police suspected of sending the e-mails is a
21- year-old man who was arrested on November 11. Police suspected that he was behind a number of past vandalism incidents.

The man, whose personal identity is kept secret as per a gag order by the Jerusalem Magistrate Court
, admitted to committing numerous acts of vandalism, including spraypainting "Death to Arabs" in a number of locations in Jerusalem and destroying a car owned by an Arab.

The man is motivated by nationalist goals, saying that he carried out the price tag attacks because he “hates Arabs and leftists.”

Price tag attacks against left-wing activists have become an increasingly common phenomenon. In November alone, Peace Now leaders faced multiple acts of vandalism (including spraypainted words “Rabin is waiting for you” and swastikas) and even a bomb threat in their Jerusalem offices.

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