Israeli settlers attack mosque
The graffiti on the mosque bodes badly for settlers accepting a return to 1967 borders (AFP)
Israeli settlers in the occupied Palestinian West Bank have vandalised a mosque, torching its library and spraying hate messages in Hebrew on the building.
The attack blamed on hardline Jews on Friday may be linked to plans that seek to curb their illegal settlement activity on land taken from Palestinians.
Clashes erupted as villagers hurled stones at Israeli troops sent to investigate the incident at the mosque in the northern West Bank's Yasuf village. The security forces responded with teargas.
One of the Hebrew language slogans sprayed on a wall read: "Get ready to pay the price." Another read: "We will burn you all."
Village councillors and Palestinian security officials blamed Israelis from a nearby settlement for the attack.
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Source: Al-Jazeera English
It's not like Israeli settlers have a history of being horrible, bigoted little people though. Like say, attacking schoolchildren. Or forcibly taking over Palestinian homes.. Or attacking an ambulance. Seriously, respectful people here.