Israeli police: Arsonists attack West Bank mosque

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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.