Dec 16, 2014 2:26 AM

Israel arrests 10 Jewish extremists

The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli police say they have arrested 10 members of a Jewish extremist group following an intensive undercover investigation into its activities.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the early Tuesday arrest operation was directed at members of the Lehava group. She said the Lehava activists were being held on suspicion of incitement to violent acts on a racist background.

Israeli media said one of those arrested was Lehava leader Benzi Gopstein.

Lehava opposes Jewish assimilation and Arab-Israeli coexistence.

Police arrested another three of its members Monday on suspicion of setting fire to a bilingual school in Jerusalem last month where both Jews and Arabs study.


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