Chareidi MKs in Israel said today that they have received threatening letters in envelopes with white powder inside. “Stop sucking our blood,” the letters say. “Pack up your stuff and your shtreimels and go to Brooklyn.” The Knesset Officer has launched an investigation into the source of the letters, which were sent to MKs Uri Maklev and Moshe Gafni of Yahadus Hatorah.
“We, the enlightened people of Israel, demand that you, people of darkness, stop living at our expense by studying without working, and get out of our lives,” the letters say.
“If you continue to squeeze out funds at our expense you will pay a hefty price, as we will fight you physically and not just through demonstration. You will feel our wrath on your selves and your synagogues. We will make your lives miserable and attack you in your cities and neighborhoods.”
The letters also had a picture of a skull wearing a black hat and peyos. The letters were taken in by the Knesset Officer, but the white substance has not yet been identified.
Rabbi Gafni’s spokeman said in response to the letters that “it was clear to us that the rabid incitement against the chareidim would lead to such maneuvers and even violence.”
“It’s too bad there is no real dialogue in Israeli society, only hate campaigns,” he added.