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German police raid homes of 17 people accused of posting antisemitic hate speech on social media

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have raided the homes of 17 people in the state of Bavaria accused of spreading antisemitic hate speech and threats targeting Jews online. According to Bavarian police, the suspects were 15 men and two women, German news agency dpa reported Tuesday. Police questioned the suspects and confiscated evidence from their homes, including cellphones and laptops. The suspects are said to have celebrated Hamas’ attacks on Israel on Oct. 7, and were accused of spreading hate speech against Jewish people on social media. The police operation focused on Bavaria’s capital city of Munich, where nine of the accused resided.

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