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Hate mail to Bennett: You'll end up like Sharon
Economy Ministry receives threatening letter directed at Minister Bennett; 'Pulsa diNura was invoked,' letter says, warns 'not to play with haredim'

The Economy Ministry received hate mail Thursday morning from an unknown sender who wished Minister Naftali Bennett that "a curse will be visited upon your house; you'll die young after a bitter life."

 

The ministry's security chief filed a complaint with the police.

 

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The letter's closing remark was: "All those who hurt the haredim achieved glory, but you'll end up like (Ariel) Sharon."

 

The ministry estimated the letter is related to the recently proposed outline for equal share of the burden, which includes a haredi draft.


בנט. המשטרה בודקת את המכתב (צילום: עידו ארז)

Naftali Bennett (Photo: Ido Erez)

 

"To Bennett Naftali, a curse and not a blessing," the letter opens.

 

"You'll die young. A Pulsa diNura has been invoked, you'll end up like Sharon. Fearful illusions will strike you when you're in public.

 

"From this day on your life is ruined. It may not look like it, but your body language says it all. Those who laid you waste depart from you – and this calf, the dead Bennett, also departs, as well as your children…"

 

At the end of the letter the author hints at its background: "You should not play with the Torah leaders: They shed one tear and you're paralyzed for life."

 

On Wednesday, Bennett presented a plan to integrate haredim in the workforce, including a refund of occupational training for haredim who acquire a profession and find a job. These will also receive a grant for their efforts.

 

The new intiatives have raised an uproar in the haredi sector, and haredi Knesset members and the haredi media stepped up their rhetoric against Bennett, who has been referred to as "Satan" and "Amalek."

 

In March, MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) accused Bennett of "declaring war on the Torah world," and lately Shas MK Aryeh Deri's son issued a statement which said: "Remember what Habayit Hayehudi did to you," alluding to Amalek.

 

 

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