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Israel arrests most-wanted Jewish extremist

TEL AVIV, Israel Israel has arrested Meir Ettinger, who tops the Shin Bet internal security organization's list of most-wanted Jewish extremists, as part of a crackdown following last week's settler arson attack that killed a Palestinian baby. Ettinger, the 24-year-old grandson of late Jewish extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane, is scheduled to appear before a court in the northern town of Nazareth to have his remand extended, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said Tuesday. He was arrested late Monday for alleged involvement in "criminal nationalist activity," she said. Israeli-Palestinian tensions have soared since suspected Jewish extremists threw a fire bomb into the home of...

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