Israel arrests members of ′Jewish terror group′ over killing of Palestinian family | News | DW.COM | 03.12.2015

Israeli police did not say how many far-right extremists were arrested, their names, or any details of the case, due to a restriction by the court.The July 31 attack in Duma, a village outside Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, ignited smoldering Palestinian anger over a frozen peace process and illegal Jewish settlement building in land Palestinians claim for a future state.Tensions have also arisen over the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third most holy site in the Islamic world and most holy site for Jews, who call it the Temple Mount.The international community, Israeli and Palestinian leaders condemned the attack as Israeli authorities vowed to crack down on Jewish extremism.Daily attacksViolence has spiraled out of control, claiming the lives of 19 Israelis and one Jewish US citizen in near daily stabbing, shooting and car ramming incidents.Israel blames the Palestinian media and leadership of inciting the violence.At least 97 Palestinians, 58 claimed by Israel to be assailants, have been killed since October. The others have been killed mainly in protests and clashes with Israeli security forces.Earlier this week the Israeli rights group B’Tselem accused Israel of carrying out a “shoot-to-kill policy,” – charges denied by Israeli authorities.

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