Report: Ya'alon looks to designate anti-assimilation group Lehava a terrorist organization

January 4, 2015 20:14


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Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is moving to name anti-assimilation group Lehava a terrorist organization, Channel 2 reported on Sunday

According to the report, Ya'alon instructed the Shin Bet and legal authorities in the Defense Ministry to collect evidence that would support the move.

Three members of the group were indicted last month for allegedly setting an integrated Jerusalem school on fire and spray-painting anti-Arab graffiti there. Ten more of the group's members, including its leader Bentzi Gopstein, were arrested days later for incitement.

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