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.