Israel arrests 10 members of extremist anti-Arab group linked to school attack

Three Israeli suspects, members of the right-wing Lehava organisation, are escorted by security to a hearing at the District Court in Jerusalem on Dec 15, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Three Israeli suspects, members of the right-wing Lehava organisation, are escorted by security to a hearing at the District Court in Jerusalem on Dec 15, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli police on Tuesday arrested 10 members of extremist anti-Arab group Lehava which has been linked to an attack last month on a Jewish-Arab school.

"Ten suspects, members of the Lehava organisation, have been arrested for questioning following incitement and calls for racist acts of violence and terror," the police said in a statement.

Among those arrested was the head of Lehava, which saw three of its members arrested last week on suspicion of torching a classroom at the Hand-in-Hand school, a rare symbol of coexistence in Jerusalem.