Shai Nitzan 311.
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Police on Tuesday night arrested a right-wing activist in connection with producing a video clip that was released on the internet calling for the death of Deputy State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan.
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videoPolice seek maker of video urging death for official
During a raid at his Ra'anana home, police confiscated computers and other electrical devices from the man who heads the rightist "We won, and we will win" organization. The suspect's lawyer, Tzion Amir, said that he denies all charges against him and does not condone violence of any kind.
On Monday Israel Police said they would mount an intensive search
for suspects behind the
video calling for the killing of the head of the Special Tasks
Division of the State Attorney’s Office.
Meanwhile, in a rare display of solidarity, left- and right-wing
politicians banded together to condemn those behind the death threat.
will run a swift and intensive investigation and use all the tools at our
disposal to reach those responsible,” said Insp.- Gen. David Cohen. “The potential [for violence]
is real and dangerous.
We must not blink in the face of incitement
directed against public servants.”
The investigation will be conducted by
the National Serious and International Crimes Unit and the Lahav 433 Unit, and
will be closely monitored by the Investigation and Intelligence Branch, a police
Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein and State Attorney
Moshe Lador issued a statement saying they regarded the release of the video
with utmost gravity, adding that its “distribution is another low in the
dangerous phenomenon of incitement against public servants who fulfill their
jobs professionally and objectively.”
Channel 2 reported that the police
and the Justice Ministry would step up security for Nitzan. He will have a
fulltime bodyguard provided by the ministry, while Jerusalem police will closely
patrol his home, the report said.
One of Nitzan’s jobs is to deal with
incitement. Last week he asked the police to launch an investigation into two
Facebook groups that contained anti-Arab content.
Nitzan said the groups,
which were opened under the names “Death to all Arabs” and “Demonstration in Umm
el-Fahm against the Islamic Movement,” had violated anti-racism and
The “Death to all Arabs” Facebook group had 170
Jpost.Com Staff contributed to this report.