Mosque Defaced, 3 Cars Torched In West Bank


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Salon Staff
January 11, 2012 12:18PM (UTC)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a mosque has been defaced with Hebrew graffiti and three cars have been torched in a Palestinian village in the West Bank.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Wednesday that vandals painted "price tag" and "Gal Arye Yosef" overnight on a wall of the mosque in the village of Dir Istiyya.

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"Price tag" refers to a practice by Jewish extremists of accosting Palestinian property — and more recently, Israeli military bases — in retaliation for Israeli government action against settlers.

Gal Arye Yosef is the name of a small, unauthorized settlement outpost that Israeli security forces demolished on Tuesday.


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