Prisoner release protester indicted for threatening to kill Netanyahu

Dor Oved wrote threatening letter to PM while imprisoned at Rimonim Prison on unrelated charge, according to indictment.

September 3, 2013 15:32
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting, July 28, 2013.

Netanyahu at cabinet meeting July 2013 370. (photo credit: Koby Gideon/GPO)


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The Central District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday filed an indictment with the Kfar Saba Magistrate’s Court against Dor Oved for threatening to kill Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the lead-up to his release of Palestinian prisoners last month.

In a letter that Oved sent to Netanyahu, he said, “If you will perpetrate the release of filthy and sleazy terrorist- Arabs, or as you call it a ‘gesture,’ someone will get hurt, I promise you, someone will get hurt,” said the indictment.

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Oved also wrote in the letter, “You will be the first one may your name be wiped out, you sleaze,” the indictment stated.

The letter said two times that Netanyahu “would end up like Yitzhak Rabin.”

The letter also refers to Netanyahu as “you Nazi son of a Nazi” and “crooked,” and said “may you burn in hell, you Nazi,” according to the indictment.

The government released 26 terrorists, many with “blood on their hands,” last month as a goodwill gesture to convince the Palestinians to return to US-sponsored peace talks.

Oved, 22, from Mevaseret Zion, was charged with three counts of threatening in writing to kill and illegal possession of a knife.

Oved was already under arrest and in Rimonim Prison since July 29 in an unrelated criminal case.

Oved tried to avoid writing his name on the envelope with the letter, but the prison administrator receiving the letter insisted that he write his name, said the indictment.

The letter arrived at the Prime Minister’s Office on August 4 was opened on August 8.

On August 21, when Oved was taken from prison to be questioned by the police regarding the letter, guards found three illegal objects on his person that could have been used to stab someone, the indictment stated.

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