Jerusalem Nebi Akasha Mosque & vehicles set alight in ‘price tag’ attacks – in pictures


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Israeli settlers attack mosque in Jerusalem

14-12-2011,11:07 | Ezzedeen al Qassam Brigades
Al Qassam website- Israeli settlers have once against attacked a mosque in the western part of al-Quds (Jerusalem) to terrorize the Palestinian community, residents say.

The settlers moved to set the mosque ablaze on Wednesday and scrawled anti-Arab graffiti on the walls of the building, AFP reported.

The attackers also set fire to a building nearby, the report said.

“A good Arab is a dead Arab” and “price tag” were spray-painted by the settlers on the exterior walls of the mosque.

Israeli settlers are the main suspects behind “price tag” operations on mosques in the Palestinian territories.

Under the so-called “price tag” policy, Israeli settlers regularly engage in attacks against Palestinians and their properties, in supposed reaction to Tel Aviv’s operations against illegal settlements.

Muslim nations have frequently blamed such acts on the Israeli regime, calling them a sacrilege of Islamic sanctities. The Israeli settlers have been heavily armed by Tel Aviv, and enjoy near immunity.

Violence by extremist settlers against the native Palestinian population is routine.

Source Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Website


Ha’aretz | Dec 14, 2011

Jerusalem Mayor denounces arsonists’ attack on burial site of noted Muslim figure, saying zero tolerance should be shown to violence of any kind, and that coexistence in the city must be kept.

Arsonists set fire to a deserted mosque in central Jerusalem during the night between Tuesday and Wednesday. There was no structural damage reported and the damage mainly consisted of the blackening of walls and graffiti reading “Price Tag,” and anti-Islamic phrases.

The Nebi Akasha mosque, apparently built under the Ayyubid dynasty in the 12th century with additions made under the Mamluk dynasty in the 13th century. It is believed that the mosque was founded on the burial site of combatants in Saladin’s army, though an ancient tradition designates the site as the place where Akasha, a friend of the Prophet Muhammad, was buried.

The vandalized walls of a disused Mosque in a central neighborhood of Jerusalem are seen in this photograph on December 14, 2011. Unknown attackers tried to set light to a disused mosque in west Jerusalem and scrawled anti-Arab slogans on the building setting light to a structure next door, an AFP correspondent said. Slogans reading: "A good Arab is a dead Arab" and "price tag" were spray-painted on the exterior walls of the building in central Jerusalem. Perpetrators also tried to set light to the building, the correspondent said. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI

The mosque is uniquely located in central Jerusalem in the midst of a Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood. It was abandoned in the Israeli War of Independence. Its was recently renovated and turned into a municipal storage facility.

The inscription 'Mohammad is dead' painted on a Jerusalem mosque, Dec. 14, 2011 - Photo by Jerusalem Fire Dept

Graffiti spray painted on the historical site included inscriptions such as “Mohammad is Dead,” “Mohammad is a Pig,” and “Price Tag.”

The Jerusalem municipality closed off the entrance to the mosque, and the police and Shin Bet began an investigation.

On Thursday, last week, residents of the Palestinian village of Burkina discovered that two vehicles were torched overnight, and that there had been attempt to burn the local mosque as well, succeeding only in burning its entrance. In this incident graffiti of a similar nature was also spray-painted on the mosque walls.

After an arson attack on a mosque at Tuba-Zangaria in northern Israel in early October, the police assigned a team of the International and Serious Crimes Unit (ISCU) to investigate arson cases.Some so-called ‘hilltop youth’ said that at first they feared the ISCU but after many suspects were arrested only to be subsequently released, their fear subsided.

In the arson of the Tuba-Zangaria mosque, the entire interior of the went up in flames, causing heavy damage, and holy books inside the mosque were burned. Graffiti with the words “price tag” was also found on its walls.

In an earlier incident, a mosque in the West Bank village of Qusra, south of Nablus, was set on fire in June, hours after Israeli police officers destroyed three illegal structures in the settlement outpost of Migron.

Inscriptions 'condemned,' 'price tag,' and 'Mitzpe Yitzhar' painted on a Jerusalem mosque, Dec. 14 ,2011 - Photo by Jerusalem Fire Dept

Inscription 'Mohammad is a pig' painted on a Jerusalem mosque, Dec. 14, 2011. Photo by Jerusalem Fire Dept

Inscription 'A good Arab is an Arab in the grave' painted on a Jerusalem mosque, Dec. 14. 2011. ~ Photo by Jerusalem Fire Dept

Inscription 'Kahane was right' painted on a Jerusalem mosque, Dec. 14, 2011. Photo byJerusalem Fire Dept

Source Ha’aretz

More photography of the Mosque

The vandalized walls of a disused Mosque in a central neighborhood of Jerusalem are seen in this photograph on December 14, 2011. Unknown attackers tried to set light to a disused mosque in west Jerusalem and scrawled anti-Arab slogans on the building setting light to a structure next door, an AFP correspondent said. Slogans reading: "A good Arab is a dead Arab" and "price tag" were spray-painted on the exterior walls of the building in central Jerusalem. Perpetrators also tried to set light to the building, the correspondent said. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI

The vandalized walls of a disused Mosque in a central neighborhood of Jerusalem are seen in this photograph on December 14, 2011. Unknown attackers tried to set light to a disused mosque in west Jerusalem and scrawled anti-Arab slogans on the building setting light to a structure next door, an AFP correspondent said. Slogans reading: "A good Arab is a dead Arab" and "price tag" were spray-painted on the exterior walls of the building in central Jerusalem. Perpetrators also tried to set light to the building, the correspondent said. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI

A Palestinian municipal worker gestures at the vandalized walls of a disused Mosque in a central neighborhood of Jerusalem December 14, 2011. Unknown attackers tried to set light to a disused mosque in west Jerusalem and scrawled anti-Arab slogans on the building setting light to a structure next door, an AFP correspondent said. Slogans reading: "A good Arab is a dead Arab" and "price tag" were spray-painted on the exterior walls of the building in central Jerusalem. Perpetrators also tried to set light to the building, the correspondent said. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI

A Palestinian municipal worker looks at the vandalized walls of a disused Mosque in a central neighborhood of Jerusalem December 14, 2011. Unknown attackers tried to set light to a disused mosque in west Jerusalem and scrawled anti-Arab slogans on the building setting light to a structure next door, an AFP correspondent said. Slogans reading: "A good Arab is a dead Arab" and "price tag" were spray-painted on the exterior walls of the building in central Jerusalem. Perpetrators also tried to set light to the building, the correspondent said. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI

An Israeli firefighter walks out of a vandalised mosque in Jerusalem December 14, 2011. The unused mosque in Jerusalem was set ablaze and graffiti sprayed on its walls on Wednesday in a manner similar to recent attacks associated to hardline Jewish settlers. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An ultra-Orthodox Jew walks past graffiti sprayed on the outside of a mosque in Jerusalem December 14, 2011. The unused mosque in Jerusalem was set ablaze and graffiti was sprayed on its walls on Wednesday in a manner similar to recent attacks associated to hardline Jewish settlers. The graffiti reads in Hebrew "A good Arab is a dead Arab." REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Ultra-Orthodox Jews look at graffiti sprayed outside a mosque in Jerusalem December 14, 2011. The unused mosque was set ablaze and graffiti sprayed on its walls on Wednesday in a manner similar to recent attacks associated to hardline Jewish settlers. The graffiti in Hebrew reads on the right: "A good Arab is a dead Arab" and on the left: "Kahana is alive." REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers walk past a wall with a Hebrew graffiti reading "Price Tag", as they approach a torched car, not pictured, in the West Bank village of Yasuf near Nablus, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Unknown arsonists torched an inactive Jerusalem mosque early Wednesday, provoking calls in Israel for a more effective crackdown on Jewish extremists suspected in a string of increasingly brazen acts of violence, that in recent months have expanded from the West Bank into Israel proper. Also Wednesday, cars in two West Bank villages were torched by Jewish extremists, Palestinian witnesses say. The term 'price tag' refers to a settler policy of revenge for Israeli government operations against settlers. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

Picture of the arson at the mosque's entrance - Photo via Paltoday.com

In other  attacks cars torched by settlers | read more about settler violence

An elderly Palestinian man gestures as he stands next to a torched car Palestinians say was set on fire by Jewish extremists, in the West Bank village of Hares near Nablus, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Unknown arsonists torched an inactive Jerusalem mosque early Wednesday, provoking calls in Israel for a more effective crackdown on Jewish extremists suspected in a string of increasingly brazen acts of violence, that in recent months have expanded from the West Bank into Israel proper. Also Wednesday, cars in two West Bank villages were torched by Jewish extremists, Palestinian witnesses say. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

Man standing aside a torched car - in the West Bank village of Hares near Nablus Dec 14, 2011

Man standing aside a torched car - in the West Bank village of Hares near Nablus Dec 14, 2011

Man riding his donkey aside a torched car - in the West Bank village of Hares near Nablus Dec 14, 2011

An Israeli soldier walks to a torched car Palestinians say was set on fire by Jewish extremists, in the West Bank village of Yasuf near Nablus, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Unknown arsonists torched an inactive Jerusalem mosque early Wednesday, provoking calls in Israel for a more effective crackdown on Jewish extremists suspected in a string of increasingly brazen acts of violence, that in recent months have expanded from the West Bank into Israel proper. Also Wednesday, cars in two West Bank villages were torched by Jewish extremists, Palestinian witnesses say. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

The village of Duma - Car Torched by Settlers. In the morning, settlers torched vehicles and sprayed Hebrew inscriptions in three villages in the northern West Bank, near Ariel. Photo: B'Tselem, 14:12:11

The village of Duma - Part of the inscription in Hebrew: "Mitzpe Yitzhar - mutual responsibility". Photo: Salma - it may concern, B'Tselem, 14:12:11. Today, 14:12:11, in the morning, settlers torched vehicles and sprayed Hebrew inscriptions in three villages in the northern West Bank, near Ariel.

The village of Duma - truck ignited. Photo: Salma B'Tselem, 14:12:11. Today, 14:12:11, in the morning, settlers torched vehicles and sprayed Hebrew inscriptions in three villages in the northern West Bank, near Ariel.

The village of Duma - two trucks torched. Photo: by Salma B'Tselem, 14:12:11. Today, 14:12:11, in the morning, settlers torched vehicles and sprayed Hebrew inscriptions in three villages in the northern West Bank, near Ariel.

Village of Kifl Haris: Address "price tag" in Hebrew and car ignited. Photo: B'Tselem, 14:12:11.

Village of Kifl Haris: Address "price tag" in Hebrew sprayed on the wall - Dec 14, 2011

A Palestinian boy walks past Hebrew writing that reads "a gift from Yitzhar" -- an extremist settlement near Nablus -- and a burnt truck that is believed to have been torched in a "price tag" attack, usually carried out by extreme Jewish right-wing settlers in response to steps by the government to dismantle outposts or to carry out measures seen as harmful to the settlement enterprise, in the West Bank village of Doma near Nablus on December 14, 2011. AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

The village of Duma - Part of the inscription in Hebrew: "Mitzpe Yitzhar - mutual responsibility". Today, 14:12:11, in the morning, settlers torched vehicles and sprayed Hebrew inscriptions in three villages in the northern West Bank, near Ariel. Photo: B'Tselem, 14:12:11.

The village of Duma - Part of the inscription in Hebrew: "Mitzpe Yitzhar - mutual responsibility". , in the morning, settlers torched vehicles and sprayed Hebrew inscriptions in three villages in the northern West Bank, near Ariel. Photo: B'Tselem, 14:12:11. Today, 14:12:11

Extremist settlers torched trucks - Dec 14, 2011

Extremist settlers torched trucks - Dec 14, 2011

Extremist settlers torched trucks - Dec 14, 2011

Extremist settlers torched trucks - Dec 14, 2011

A Palestinian man inspects his burnt truck that is believed to have been torched in a "price tag" attack, which are usually carried out by extreme Jewish rightwing elements in response to steps by the government to dismantle outposts or to carry out measures seen as harmful to the settlement enterprise, in the West Bank village of Doma near Nablus on December 14, 2011. AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

A Palestinian man inspects his burnt truck that is believed to have been torched in a "price tag" attack, which are usually carried out by extreme Jewish rightwing elements in response to steps by the government to dismantle outposts or to carry out measures seen as harmful to the settlement enterprise, in the West Bank village of Doma near Nablus on December 14, 2011. AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

Map of the area. Today, 14:12:11, in the morning, settlers torched vehicles and sprayed Hebrew inscriptions in three villages in the northern West Bank, near Ariel.

רקע:
http://www.btselem.org/hebrew/settler_violence



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