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Israel to remove security protection for Netanyahu’s family

December 12, 2021 at 2:03 pm

Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) arrives for a court hearing on corruption charges at the Jerusalem District Court as he made his third courtroom appearance, in Jerusalem on November 16, 2021. [AFP/Jack Guez/Pool – Anadolu Agency]

Israeli authorities on Sunday decided that the family of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will no longer receive security protection, Anadolu Agency reported.

A ministerial committee looking into Netanyahu’s request to extend security protection for him and his family for another six months decided to end the arrangement as of Monday, the official KAN channel reported.

On Friday, Netanyahu filed a police complaint against what he said incitement to violence against him and his family.

Last week, the premier-turned opposition leader said he and his family are possible assassination targets from Iran and other hostile countries to Israel.

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