Hundreds protest 'price tag' attack on mosque in Umm el-Fahm

Police warn drivers not to travel on Highway 65 due to demonstration; MK Gal-On slams Liberman for his reaction to the vandalism.

April 21, 2014 18:56
1 minute read.
Umm al-Fahm: Transfer to the Palestinian Authority?

Umm al-Fahm: Transfer to the Palestinian Authority?. (photo credit: ESTEBAN ALTERMAN)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Hundreds of residents of the Arab-Israeli city of Umm el-Fahm held a demonstration on Monday afternoon against a recent act of vandalism on a mosque in the city.

The door of the mosque was set alight, and racist graffiti was found sprayed on the walls on Friday in an apparent "price tag" attack perpetrated by far-Right Jewish extremists.

Due to the protest on Monday, police warned drivers of disruptions to traffic on Highway 65, which runs through the city. Police suggested that drivers use Highway 6 an an alternative route. 

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman lashed out at Israeli Arab leaders for “cynically exploiting” far-right vandalism and arson against Arab property. 

Liberman vowed to “do all he can to ensure that Umm el-Fahm will be part of a Palestinian state, and not the State of Israel.”

The city lies near the Green Line with the West Bank.

On Monday, Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On harshly criticized Liberman's comments saying they were clearly meant to incite the Israeli-Arab sector.

Gal-On said that for the foreign minister there is a moral equivalence between burning mosques on the one hand and with his suggestion to transfer Israeli Arab citizens to the Palestinian Authority, thereby forcibly cancelling their citizenship.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night


Cookie Settings