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2 prominent right-wing extremists investigated for incitement

Police question two prominent right-wing Jewish extremists on suspicion of incitement over social media posts they made.

The two, named by Hebrew media as Bentzi Gopstein and Baruch Marzel, are released after questioning.

A police statement says the investigation by the Lahav 433 cybercrime unit was approved by the State Attorney’s Office and that the two were questioned over social media content “that allegedly call for racism.”

Gopstein is the head of the extremist anti-miscegenation group Lehava. Both he and Marzel have been previously banned from running for the Knesset as part of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party.

Bentzi Gopstein (R) and Baruch Marzel seen during a press conference held by the Otzma Yehudit party in Jerusalem, August 26, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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