Haaretz reports that Avi Dichter, head of Israel's domestic security agency Shin Bet, has the names of up to two hundred Israeli citizens who want Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to die, and could be willing to support his assassination.

Responding to Yahad MK Ran Cohen's query as to whether the Shin Bet knows the precise identities of the extremists, Dichter said: "We know who most of these people are. Twelve of them have already faced charges. But we were unable to translate our intelligence information into incriminating evidence used in a criminal prosecution. The hard core [in this extremist group] is to be found among the hilltop activists."

MK Haim Ramon (Labor) asked whether the extremists would be put under administrative arrest if they were Palestinians and not Jews, and Dichter answered "yes."