The Israel Police announced on Tuesday that it has apparently solved the cases of several hate crimes that were carried out between 2014 and 2016. The suspect was arrested today.


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On Tuesday morning, Israel Police forces raided the home of a central Israel resident and arrested him on suspicion of arson, intimidation and vandalism. The Israel Police believes that the 39-year-old suspect committed these offenses as hate crimes.

It is believed that between 2014 and 2016, the suspect spray-painted graffiti on the exterior walls of a synagogue in Ra’anana. It is also suspected that he targeted the homes of prominent atheist figures in Israel. Professor Yaakov Malkin’s home in Jerusalem was allegedly targeted by the suspect. In Malkin’s case, the suspect allegedly glued knives onto his mailbox and threatened him in letters that placed inside the mailbox.