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August 3, 2015 10:06 am

Israeli Leaders Push for Tougher Measures Against Jewish Extremists

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Israeli leaders back stronger measures against Jewish extremists after an attacker stabbed 6 at the Jerusalem gay pride parade. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli leaders are backing stronger measures against Jewish extremists after an attacker stabbed 6 at the Jerusalem gay pride parade. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon support tougher measures against Jewish extremists after two violent incidents last week, including an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler.

One step is administration detention, which allows authorities to hold suspects for extended periods without charge, officials said on condition of anonymity to discuss policy deliberations. That measure, which has been criticized by civil rights advocates, has been primarily used in Israel against suspected Palestinian militants.

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