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Another Palestinian mosque torched in West Bank

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 14:15

Ramallah: Palestinians and the Israeli military say another mosque has been torched in the West Bank and defaced by Hebrew graffiti.

The governor of Ramallah, Laila Ghanam, says the mosque in the nearby village of Burqa was doused with gasoline and set afire on Thursday.

The Israeli military says carpets and chairs were burned.

Suspicion fell on Jewish extremists suspected in multiple acts of violence against Palestinians and the military.

The violence is retaliation for Israeli government operations against Jewish settlements.

Early Thursday, Israeli security forces demolished two unauthorized structures in an unauthorized Jewish settlement outpost.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 14:15

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