Israeli arsonists attack West Bank mosque
AP, Wednesday 7 Dec 2011


Israeli police and residents of a West Bank village say arsonists have set fire to a Palestinian mosque.

Mayor of Burkina village Accra Samara says a flaming tire was thrown into the entrance of the mosque early Wednesday, and that assailants scrawled the words, "Hero of Ariel." Ariel is a nearby Jewish settlement.

Israeli police spokeswoman Cuba Samurai says they are investigating the incident.

Hardline Jewish youths are suspected to be behind a series of attacks against Palestinians and their property, including several mosques.

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