Graffiti on mosque 311.
(photo credit: Reuters)
The land outside a mosque in Kfar Beit Fajar, in the Gush Eztion area, was set alight and graffiti was sprayed on the walls early Monday morning, allegedly by settlers in the area.
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Security forces arrived at the scene to investigate the incident.
The graffiti, written in Hebrew, carried slogans against the Prophet Muhammad. Palestinians in the area reported that copies of the Koran had been set alight, and that a skirmish broke out between some of the residents and local settlers.
The attack carried many characteristics of previous “price tag” attacks carried out by settlers in the West Bank against local Palestinians.
Over the course of the past several months, settlers in the West Bank have randomly attacked Palestinian villagers and their property.
Settlers who resist the government’s limited attempts to implement the
partial freeze of settlement expansion have adopted what they call the
“price tag” policy.
A recent "price-tag" attack took place in June in the Palestinian
village of Burin. Several people from the Bracha settlement near Nablus
raided the village and attacked Palestinian homes. This came in response
to the government’s demolition of several caravans near the settlement
On the same day, settlers blocked roads at 11 intersections in the West Bank and hurled stones at Palestinian vehicles.