Israeli police arrested a 65-year-old Israeli woman on Monday on suspicion of sending threatening letters to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his family.
Last month two letters, both containing bullets, were sent to Bennett's wife and son.
The woman, a prominent supporter of opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, often calls Bennett a "murderer," "swindler," and "traitor" on social media. She denied sending the letters.
An investigation conducted by Israel's Shin Bet security services and the police revealed that the suspect's motive for sending the letters was her dissatisfaction with the government's handling of the political and security situation. Prior to sending the letters, the woman, a resident of the southern city of Ashkelon, had spoken out against Bennett on social media, the investigation said.
Following the threat last month, the Prime Minister's Office announced that it would increase the Bennett family's security detail. The prime minister's security detail was already at the highest level.
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“A political argument, no matter how deep it is, should not come to violence, bullying and death threats,” Bennett said in a statement shared on his social media pages after the threats were made public.
Last year, a Kiryat Gat resident was sentenced to seven months in prison for threatening to kill Bennett. The sentence included five months in prison for threatening the prime minister, and another three months for prior threats against his family members.