An Arrest in the Peace Now Death-Threat Case

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Haaretz is reporting that an unnamed and undescribed 21-year-old -- presumably not a Reconstructionist rabbi, or a member of a New Israel Fund-underwritten organization -- has been arrested for making grafittied death threats against Hagit Ofran, who runs Peace Now's settlement watch operation:

A 21-year-old man from the Jerusalem area has been arrested on suspicion of spraying inflammatory messages on the home of Hagit Ofran, a prominent Peace Now activist. During interrogation on Monday, the suspect invoked his right to remain silent, but police investigators said they have solid evidence incriminating him.

The young man has been arrested in the past on suspicion of spraying insulting graffiti on Peace Now offices in Jerusalem, and also on the light railway station in the Beit Hanina neighborhood. He was indicted last November on charges vandalism and destruction of property. While under house arrest during this period, he sent death threats by email to seven Peace Now activists.

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