Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Jewish settlers try to burn down Palestinian mosque

Palestinian security: hardline Jewish settlers spray anti-Arab slogans on mosque walls in occupied West Bank.

Middle East Online, June 7, 2011

The persecution continues

RAMALLAH, West Bank – Vandals tried to set fire to a mosque in the northern West Bank, causing damage to the inside, Palestinian security sources said on Tuesday, blaming Jewish settlers.

The attackers set fire to a number of tyres inside the mosque in al-Mughayyir village, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of Ramallah, which damaged prayer mats inside the building.

They also spraypainted “Alei Ayin” on the walls, which is the name of a nearby settlement outpost demolished by Israeli police last week, sparking fierce clashes with the settlers.
They also sprayed anti-Arab slogans on the walls, the soures said.

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