12 right-wing activists banned from West Bank settlements

August 2, 2011 09:54

In a joint police and Shin Bet operation, 12 right-wing activists residing in Yitzhar received administrative decrees banning them from the area for varying periods of time.

Six people were banned from a number of West Bank settlements, while three were banned from the West Bank in general. Three more were banned from Yitzhar.

"The bans were issued following intelligence gathered recently by the Shin Bet regarding a group of extremist activists who live in the Yitzhar area, and who have been involved in leading and carrying out
violent, widespread, secret actions in the West Bank against Palestinians," a police statement said.

The activists are suspected of carrying out arson attacks on a number of mosques, cars, and buildings owned by Palestinians, "causing real danger to human lives and disturbing public order," police said.

One person has also been detained on suspicion of insulting a public servant.

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