Israel arrests 2 Muslim clerics on terror charges



Israel arrests 2 Muslim clerics on terror charges Jerusalem: Israeli police say they have arrested two Muslim clerics on unspecified "terror-related" charges.

Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld today said that the two were being held on suspicion of supporting unidentified "terror organisations".

Rosenfeld wouldn't elaborate because there is a partial gag order on the case. But Israeli media reported that the clerics were trying to encourage worshipers at the main mosque in the northern Israeli city of Nazareth to join al Qaeda.

Several Arab citizens of Israel have been arrested this year and accused of spying for anti-Israeli militant groups, including the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah.

Some have been released on lesser charges.

PTI