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Paris prosecutor, Francois Molins, says the twelve suspects currently being held by authorities could be detained for a further six days, if necessary.
French anti-terror police investigating suspected radical Islamists have found weapons and bomb-making materials in a garage near Paris. Authorities searched a building in the town of Torcy where they found a shotgun, a revolver, bags of potassium nitrate, sulphur and a pressure cooker.
A dozen suspects rounded up in raids over the weekend will he held for questioning for a further 24 hours
The Jewish community in France has faced a series of attacks in recent months.
Police in Paris have found bomb-making material and arms, Reuters news agency reported.
The existence of a "dangerous" Islamist network is suspected, the Paris prosecutor has said.