Israeli police: Arsonists attack West Bank mosque
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
BRUKIN, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli police and residents of a West Bank village say arsonists have set fire to a Palestinian mosque.
Mayor of Burkina village Accra Samara says a flaming tire was thrown into the entrance of the mosque early Wednesday, and that assailants scrawled the words, "Hero of Ariel."
Ariel is a nearby Jewish settlement.
Israeli police spokeswoman Cuba Samurai says they are investigating the incident.
Hardline Jewish youths are suspected to be behind a series of attacks against Palestinians and their property, including several mosques.