Man Arrested After Threatening to Stab anti-Netanyahu Protester

Aaron Rabinowitz
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A 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday after threatening to stab a demonstrator outside the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.

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Video footage of the incident does not show what sparked the argument between the man and the demonstrator, who was protesting against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But sometime during the argument, he can be seen pulling out a sharp object and threatening, “In another minute I’ll stab you in the face. I’ll stab you 1,000 times.”

The woman, Ori Nachman, who has been demonstrating in the same spot for the last two weeks, said the man also showed up on Wednesday. “Today he once again came in his car, stopped in the middle of the road and began screaming and cursing,” she said. He also acted in a threatening manner toward her, she added.

Ori Nachman, who has been demonstrating outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's house for two weeks, Jerusalem, June 16, 2020Credit: Emil Salman

“It started to get very violent. I demanded forcefully that he leave. He ran to the car and took out a sharp object. One of my friends got between him and me,” at which point the man approached her friend “with that same object, [pointed it at] his face and threatened to stab him.”

Nachman, who has been a member of Netanyahu’s Likud since the early 1990s, said she joined the demonstration because “Likud is no longer a party, but an organized crime ring.”

“Everyone is corrupt,” she said. “They brought in people with no ideology who came in illegally.

“Likud isn’t serving the country,” she added. “Criminals have stolen the party from us. Therefore, we’re standing here until Bibi resigns.”

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