PA: Settlers torch Nablus mosque

Maan News Agency | Sept 5, 2011

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Ultra-Orthodox Jewish settlers on Monday set fire to a mosque near Nablus area in the northern West Bank, Palestinian Authority officials said.

Settlers broke into Al-Nurayn mosque in Qusra, south of Nablus, smashing windows before setting fire to used tires inside the building, locals told a Ma’an correspondent.

Hebrew-language anti-Arab slogans were also sprayed on the walls.

PA settlement affairs official Ghassan Doughlas confirmed the incident and urged the international Quartet — the US, EU, UN and Russia — to pressure Israel to stop such attacks.

“This is not the first time settlers attack mosques,” he added.

Separately, witnesses said dozens of settlers gathered to throw rocks at Palestinian vehicles near Yitzhar settlement between Huwwara and Nablus on Monday morning.

 

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