Kach a.k.a. the Repression of Traitors, Dikuy
Bogdim, DOV, the State of Judea, the Committee
for the Safety of the Roads, the Sword of David,
Judea Police, Forefront of the Idea, The Qomemiyut
Movement, The Yeshiva of the Jewish Idea
Kahane Chai a.k.a. Kahane Lives, the Kfar Tapuah
Fund, The Judean Voice, The Judean Legion, The
Way of the Torah, The Yeshiva of the Jewish Idea,
Stated goal is to restore the biblical state of
Israel. Kach (founded by radical Israeli-American
rabbi Meir Kahane) and its offshoot Kahane Chai,
which means "Kahane Lives" (founded
by Meir Kahane's son Binyamin following his father's
assassination in the United States), were declared
to be terrorist organizations in March 1994 by
the Israeli Cabinet under the 1948 Terrorism Law.
This followed the groups' statements in support
of Dr. Baruch Goldstein's attack in February 1994
on the al-Ibrahimi Mosque--Goldstein was affiliated
with Kach--and their verbal attacks on the Israeli
Government. Palestinian gunmen killed Binyamin
Kahane and his wife in a drive-by shooting on
31 December in the West Bank.
Organize protests against the Israeli Government.
Harass and threaten Palestinians in Hebron and
the West Bank. Have threatened to attack Arabs,
Palestinians, and Israeli Government officials.
Have vowed revenge for the death of Binyamin Kahane
and his wife.
Location/Area of Operation
Israel and West Bank settlements, particularly
Qiryat Arba' in Hebron.
Receive support from sympathizers in the United
States and Europe.