PA: Mosque attack is declaration of war

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 15, 2011 12:39

The arson attack on a mosque in Kfar Burka is a declaration of war, said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the official PA news agency Wafa reported Thursday.

Abu Radeineh called for international condemnation, and said that the Israeli government was accountable for such actions.

The mosque was set alight Thursday morning in Kfar Burka in the Binyamin region of the West Bank. Carpets and chairs in the mosque were damaged in the incident.

Graffiti on the mosque walls saying "Mitzpe Yitzhar" and "war" indicates that the attack was a  'price tag' response to the dismantling of two buildings in the illegal Mitzpe Yitzhar outpost several hours earlier. Security forces went into Kfar Burka to investigate the incident, however they left after residents threw stones at them and protested their presence in the village.


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