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Israeli police investigate arson attack on West Bank mosque

April 13, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have launched an investigation into an attempt to set fire to a mosque in a West Bank village.

Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the incident in Aqraba appears to have had nationalistic motives.

The mosque door was singed by flames and red graffiti on a nearby wall read “price tag.”

The phrase has been used in attacks by Israeli extremists in protest against Palestinians or what they perceive as dovish Israeli government’s policies

A mosque security camera footage shows two figures setting a fire at the mosque entrance.

Over the past few years, mosques, churches, offices of dovish Israeli groups and Israeli military bases have been vandalized.

The acts have been condemned by Israeli leaders across the political spectrum.

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