News agencies on Sunday quoted a police spokesperson, who said that a total of eight people had been taken into custody overnight.
“Eight suspects who belong to Lehava were arrested and detained for questioning on suspicion of offences involving incitement to carry out acts of violence and terror for racist motives,” spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement cited by the AFP news agency.
The Associated Press reported that four of the activists had since been released.
The suspects were arrested in raids across central and southern Israel, as well as the occupied West Bank, Samri said.
Israel has carried out an airstrike on a Hamas site in Gaza, its first against the Palestinian territory since this summer’s war, which ended when a truce was signed in August.
The Israeli military said the airstrike, in the early hours of Saturday morning, was on what it called a “Hamas terror infrastructure site” in the southern Gaza Strip.
Israeli military officials said they had acted in response to a rocket having been fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Friday without causing any injuries.
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, said Israel’s military “will not permit any attempt to undermine the security and jeopardize the well-being of the civilians of Israel. The Hamas terrorist organisation is responsible and accountable for today’s attack against Israel.”
Here’s the original tweet I saw that alerted me to this story, The picture was not included in the article.
I’m glad Adam Everett Livix was caught. who knows how many innocent lives had been saved. Certainly this terrorist attack had it been successful would have been another sad addition to the Palestinian Israeli conflict.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it has indicted a 30-year-old American Christian for plotting to blow up Muslim holy places in Jerusalem.
The Ministry of Justice said Tuesday that a court had indicted Adam Everett Livix in connection with the plot.
It said that Livix had cooperated with his roommate, a serving soldier in the Israeli military, to obtain 1.4 kilograms (3 pounds) of explosive material to use to blow up the unidentified Jerusalem holy places. The ministry said the plot was discovered by a police agent in October.
It said that Livix was indicted on Monday and is currently undergoing psychiatric evaluation.
Livix’s indictment comes at a time of rising tensions in Jerusalem, mostly over a disputed holy site that is holy both to Muslims and Jews.
My Friend Curious Lurker asked that I page this for her since she’s unable to at the moment.
Personally I’m glad she told me about this. Seems there are a lot of issues with human rights and democracy in Jordan. I hadn’t even heard about this before. Nabih Bulos reports.
Jordan’s Parliament is no stranger to tumult, having hosted scenes of enraged members chucking ashtrays at each other and even pulling out guns during heated arguments.
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But this week’s performance was a stunner even by the legislature’s raucous standards.
On Tuesday, a three-way shouting match in Amman culminated in a walkout of all female representatives after an exasperated male colleague told them to “go put on makeup for [their] husbands,” according to a video of the session released by local broadcaster Roya News.
The sexist tirade emerged from a heated discussion about the Muslim Brotherhood, the pan-Arab political movement. One lawmaker, Abdul Majid Aqtash, who is pro-Brotherhood, criticized the government’s recent arrest of a prominent member of the group, the third arrested in recent months.
Once again Saudi Arabia shows the world how misogynistic their society is, in addition to being intolerant of non Muslims, or even Muslims with views that they deem unacceptable. This is fundamentalism folks. Sara C Nelson has more.
An image of a conference in Saudi Arabia on the topic of “women in society” - with not a single female present - has gone viral.
The picture features row upon row of men in traditional headscarves and white thobes. A single Westerner in a flannel shirt is the only person breaking up an otherwise uniform sea of what appear to be Arab men.
Israeli lawmakers voted Wednesday to dissolve the Knesset, a preliminary step that will pave the way for early elections two years ahead of schedule.
Israel’s government, which took office in early 2013, has been riven by divisions from the beginning over major issues facing the country.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two rebellious Cabinet ministers and called for elections, plunging the country into a bitter campaign set to culminate in polls early next year.
Newer reports have Iranian officials disclaiming these assertions.
The United States has indications that Iran has carried out air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq in recent days, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
A senior Iranian official denied that Iran had launched air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq.
U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the United States had indications that Iran had carried out air raids using F-4 Phantoms in the last several days.
Lebanese forces have detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the Syrian border, security and military sources say.
The woman was identified as Saja al-Dulaimi, an Iraqi, by a senior Lebanese political source and security official.
A senior Lebanese security official said Baghdadi’s wife had been travelling with one of their daughters, contradicting earlier reports that it was his son.
DNA tests were conducted to verify it was Baghdadi’s child, the official said.
An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed all remaining criminal charges against former President Hosni Mubarak, raising the possibility that Mr. Mubarak could go free for the first time since he was removed from office in the 2011 uprising that defined the Arab Spring.
During earlier hearings in the various proceedings against Mr. Mubarak human rights lawyers demanded harsh punishment for his three decades of brutal autocracy, but Saturday’s court session was packed with Mubarak supporters who erupted in cheers at the verdict.
The 86-year-old former leader, who has been held at a military hospital and appeared in court on a stretcher, remained stone-faced as the chief judge, Mahmoud Kamel al-Rashidi, read the verdict. Only then did he allow himself a smile, and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, hugged and kissed him in celebration. Both were acquitted of corruption charges along with their father.
Iran and six world powers are expected to adjourn nuclear negotiations on Monday and reconvene next month after the latest round of talks failed to clinch a final deal, a source close to the talks said.
Details about the adjournment and resumption of negotiations were still being worked out, though the source said on condition of anonymity that Iran could not expect any new sanctions relief for the time being. Possible venues include Vienna and Oman, the source said, though nothing had been decided.
“Some progress has been made,” said a diplomat involved in the talks. “But we need to discuss some issues with our capitals. We will meet again before the new year. This is an ongoing process.”