The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
Israeli police said yesterday that they had detained 15 suspected Jewish extremists after an undercover investigation into a group accused of tracking down and threatening Arab men dating Jewish women.
Among those arrested was a prominent leader of the Israeli extreme right group Lehava, Benzi Gopstein, according to the news agency AFP.
Police said that arrests and searches for evidence were carried out simultaneously at addresses in Jerusalem, northern and southern Israel and in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
‘Fifteen suspects known to the police as active in the Lehava organisation were arrested or detained for questioning during the night as part of a police investigation on suspicion that they acted to locate and threaten [Arab] minority members with connections to Jewish young women or girls,’ a police statement said.
Five of the suspects were later taken for remand hearings, police added.
Gopstein insisted that he had done nothingpost was originally published on this site