Days of Palestine, West Bank –Jewish Israeli settlers set fire on Friday morning to mosque near the West Bank city of Bethlehem and left Hebrew graffiti on its walls.
Sources said to Days of Palestine that the mosque, in the village of Al-Jabaa near the city of Bethlehem, was torched and its walls and carpeted floor suffered damage.
Residents detected the fire and were able to extinguish it before it spread to the rest of the mosque.
The Hebrew graffiti on the walls reads: “We want the redemption of Zion” and “revenge” alongside a Jewish Star of David.
The settlers, mostly armed, regularly attack Palestinian villages and farms and set fire to their mosques, olive trees and other properties in the West Bank under the so-called “price tag” policy.
Israeli authorities rarely detain the assailants.
In mid-October last year, Israeli settlers set ablaze part of the Abu-Baker Al-Siddiq Mosque, which is located in the village of Aqraba in the West Bank.
In a similar measure in January 2014, Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian mosque in the north of the occupied West Bank, torching part of it. The main gate and some carpets were damaged in the incident.