Gang ar­rested over plans to at­tack Arabs

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY ANSHEL PFEFFER

THE SHIN Bet se­cu­rity ser­vice and Is­raeli po­lice jointly ar­rested a gang in Be’er Sheva that was plan­ning vi­o­lent at­tacks on Arabs.

Six sus­pects, in­clud­ing two sol­diers on ac­tive duty and one mi­nor, were re­manded in cus­tody on Sun­day and are ex­pected to face ter­ror charges.

Gang mem­bers are al­leged to have car­ried out a num­ber of vi­o­lent at­tacks in re­cent months and to have been plan­ning fur­ther as­saults. The tar­gets were Arab men they be­lieved were dat­ing Jewish girls.

While none of the sus­pects is known to be a mem­ber of other or­gan­i­sa­tions, at least one has ad­mit­ted to hav­ing been in­flu­enced by on­line ma­te­rial from Le­hava, a far-right group which cam­paigns against as­sim­i­la­tion and which has protested against mar­riage and re­la­tion­ships be­tween Arabs and Jews

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