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USDoS Terrorist Group Profile – Kach and Kahane Chai

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. Full Story and More Profiles

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