West Bank Mosque Hit With Attempted Arson in Possible Hate Crime

Date: 
April, 2018
Country: 
Israel

Unknown vandals attempted to set a West Bank mosque on fire overnight, in a possible hate crime against Palestinians.

The incident took place in the village of Aqraba, north of Nablus, and saw the words "Death" and "Price tag" daubed on the mosque's external walls.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Referred to in Israel as “price-tag attacks”, the attacks are wanton reprisals undertaken by extremist Jews in response to Palestinian violence against Israelis or government curbs on unauthorized West Bank settlement building.

Two such possible cases were reported at the beginning of this month.

Source: Haaretz