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The World : Arsonists Hit Israeli Paper

June 23, 1986

Israeli supporters of extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane set fire to the office of a socialist newspaper in Haifa, police said. Two young activists in Kahane's Kach party were arrested shortly after setting the blaze, police spokesman Dov Lutzki said. "There is little doubt that their motives were political," Lutzki said. The U.S.-born Kahane has accused the media of being leftist and has threatened "to take care of all the journalists" if he ever attains power. The fire at the Haifa bureau of the daily Al Hamishmar was extinguished quickly and caused little damage.

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