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August 9, 2015 9:48 am

Israel Intensifies Crackdown on Jewish Extremists, Jails Two

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Israeli police in Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli police in Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel intensified its crackdown on Jewish extremists Sunday, jailing two high-profile ultranationalist Israelis for six months without charge and arresting additional suspects in West Bank settlement outposts, security authorities said.

The crackdown comes after a deadly July 31 firebomb attack on a Palestinian home in the West Bank that killed an 18-month-old boy and severely wounded his parents and brother. The boy’s father died of his wounds Saturday.

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