Israel Cracks Neo-Nazi Gang

Police find videotapes of gang attacking observant Jews, others
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2007 4:03 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Israelis are glued to the TV over news that police have busted a Neo-Nazi gang on Israeli soil, the Daily Telegraph reports. The Russian immigrant group allegedly filmed its attacks on gays and observant Jews and have vowed to "kill them all." A policeman said, "It is difficult to believe that Nazi ideology sympathizers can exist in Israel, but it is a fact."

The 8 Russians formed the largest, best-organized neo-Nazi group yet uncovered in Israel. With no law for deporting Nazis in the books, the country can only charge them with crimes of violence. But footage of gang members smashing victims with empty bottles has inspired some MPs to fight for new laws against Nazi sympathizers.