Israeli settlers blamed for arson attack on West Bank mosque
Carpets set alight and Hebrew graffiti scrawled on walls in ‘retribution’ for removal of nearby Jewish structure
Jewish settlers were accused of attacking a mosque in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday, setting alight carpets and daubing Hebrew graffiti on its walls. Palestinian residents of al-Mughayyir village awoke for dawn prayers to find smoke billowing from the mosque, said Darwish Haj Mohammed, the mosque imam. Graffiti in Hebrew which was scrawled on the mosque wall read “Price tag – Eley Ain”, signalling that the attack had been mounted in retribution for the removal by the Israeli authorities of a structure at Eley Ain, a nearby settlement outpost, last week.