Three Israeli youths arrested in investigation into Jewish ‘terror cell’

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Three Israeli youths arrested in investigation into Jewish ‘terror cell’

Joint probe launched by Israel Security Agency and national crime unit of the Israeli Police into the group

Israeli police officers
Israeli police officers

Three Israeli youths were arrested reportedly as part of an investigation into a Jewish terror cell.

The details of the investigation, which is a joint endeavour of the Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, and the nationalistic crime unit of the Israel Police, and the arrests, reported on Sunday, are under a gag order.

Two of the youths were arrested at or near their yeshiva in the northern West Bank and a third was arrested in Modiin.

The Honenu legal aid organisation told Israeli media outlets that one of the arrested youths is a minor and that he had been prevented from meeting with a lawyer.

In recent weeks there have been several vandalism attacks on Palestinian villages in the West Bank. In October, a Palestinian woman was killed after Jewish settlers allegedly threw rocks at the vehicle she was riding in.

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