IDF Arabic spokesman Avichay Adraee denies threatening Jordanian candidate Shibli Haddad

Published September 8th, 2016 - 09:26 GMT
Shibli Haddad poses at a local farm. (Facebook)
Shibli Haddad poses at a local farm. (Facebook)

Avichay Adraee, the official Israeli Defense Forces spokesperson to Arabic-language media, took to Facebook today to explain that he’d never made any threat towards Jordanian political hopeful and candidate in the upcoming Jordanian elections Shibli Haddad.

"A short string of lies. This conversation never happened. This is not my account, and I have not and will not threaten anybody. The response to your questions and inquiries comes in the interest of communication."

Haddad, running for a municipal seat in the city of Madaba, recently made the claim that he was receiving direct threats from the Israeli Army on his life. The threats came via Adraee, who was allegedly sending Haddad threatening facebook messages.

Haddad posted proof to his Facebook profile in the form of a chat between the two, but the low-res picture combined with a history of photoshopped images on the candidate’s social media profiles cast doubt on the authenticity of the picture.

Nevertheless, Haddad was quick to post a rebuttal to Adraee

“So you challenge me, o wretched Avichay Adraee! Are you all with me? Where’s the campaigning in the streets? Make your presence known from any tribe or area or refugee camp and announce your support for me in the face of the wretched Avichay!”

Haddad is known in Jordan for his outlandish antics and unorthodox and grand political views, which include everything from finding Jordan’s secret oil to liberating Palestine from the river to the sea.


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