Hawkish Israeli Minister and Family Evacuated from Settlement
Israel’s National Infrastructure Minister Avigdor Lieberman was evacuated from his house in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank late last month after the Shin Bet received information that Palestinian snipers had surrounded his house, Israel’s Channel Two reported on Wednesday.
The TV report said that Shin Bet security forces arrived with jeeps at Lieberman's house in the Jewish settlement of Nokdim, near Bethlehem, at 4 a.m. and evacuated his wife and children.
Lieberman insisted on remaining in the house, said the report.
But two hours later, a helicopter and several armored jeeps arrived at the house, and hustled Lieberman into the helicopter, which took him straight to the government compound in Jerusalem where he attended a cabinet meeting.
Commenting on the event, Lieberman said that he “did not, and still does not, fear for his life.”
The report said it turned out that the information was false.
Lieberman is leading the radical line in Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s government – Albawaba.com
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