Police arrested three ultra-orthodox men early Sunday after they hung posters of Jewish terrorist Eden Natan Zada in the Arab town of Shfaram, where he killed four Israelis.
Zada shot four people dead aboard a bus and was later beaten to death by angry residents who were at the scene.
Police are set to request the Acco Magistrates Court extend the remand of the three suspects. Meanwhile, local officials have removed the offensive posters.
The 25-year-old suspects are known to be supporters of the far-right, outlawed Kach movement. One is a resident of the West Bank settlement of Tapuach, another lives in Holon and the third suspect is a Canadian citizen.
Glorifying terror: Kach poster of Eden Natan Zada (Photo: Ahiya Raved)
A Kach spokesman said the arrest was based on political motives.
Police received a telephone call from one of the residents at about 4:00 a.m., after he complained that three religious men were hanging signs in town.
Police investigated the claim and found the men posting signs with Zada's image.
Shfaram mayor: Need to find a solution
Shafarm Police Chief Yoram Danieli said that in addition to the image, the poster read," Verily there is a reward for the righteous," and claimed that Zada "committed the murder with police approval."
Police detained the three, who demonstrated no resistance to the arrest, and took them in for questioning.
Local officials, including Shfaram Mayor Orsan Yassin, were called in to remove the posters.
Kach Spokesman Itamar Ben-Gvir said Sunday morning that the arrested of the three men was based on political motives.
"The central message of the posters is that a public committee to investigate the murder of soldier Eden Zada must be established," he said. "It is still not clear how the boy - who was handcuffed and under police control - was murder, 30 days after the incident. His killers and the police who were supposed to protect him, have not yet been punished."
Ben-Gvir added that his fellow Kach supporters plan to hold a rally in Shfaram, in a bid to demand Zada's death be investigated.
Shfaram Mayor Orsan Yassin told Ynet he is concerned about the possibility of an additional right-wing activist operating in town.
"I don't want anymore people harmed. Four residents have already been killed, and this situation cannot continue," he said. "On the other hand, should residents catch any of these people, it would not end well. Luckily the police caught them, but we have to find a solution."