Graffiti sprayed on mosque
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4 Yeshiva students suspected of mosque vandalism

Police arrest 18-year-old students suspected of spraying graffiti slogans reading 'Up for demolition,' 'Price tag'

Police forces arrested four Yeshiva students from Kfar Hasidim, suspected of spraying graffiti on a mosque in the adjacent town of Ibtin late Tuesday.


The four 18-year-olds are suspected of spraying graffiti slogan that read: "Up for demolition," "Price tag," and "War will break out in Judea and Samaria." Star of David signs were also sprayed on the building.


The suspects were transferred for questioning at the Hof District Police Central Unit offices, and their rooms were searched by the unit's officers.


Ibtin residents discovered the desecration prior to Wednesday's morning prayer.


"It's not easy reading such things, especially given the fact that the village's mosque was already torched in 1988," the mosque's keeper Muahmmad Umriyeh said.


Zevulun Regional Council, which contains Ibtin, has sent representatives to ease tensions and erase the graffiti.


Council Head Dov Yeshurun told Ynet that the perpetrators were "provocateurs whose only aim is to stir up incitement between Jews ad Arabs in the region."


פרסום ראשון: 06.10.10, 01:17
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