Israeli Arabs forming terror groups?

Monday, August 13, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

An Israeli-Arab terrorist organization calling itself the “Free People of Galilee” has claimed credit for Friday's shooting attack in Jerusalem's Old City in a statement published by the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency.

The group's previous attacks include the 2004 abduction and murder of Israeli soldier Oleg Shaichat.

Monday's statement raised fears that some Arab residents of Israel's northern regions are again following the example of their Palestinian cousins by organizing themselves into terror groups.

Israeli security sources cited by Ynet rejected the claim by the Free People of Galilee, insisting that Friday's shooter had acted on his own.

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