Israeli Jewish settlers have again terrorized a Palestinian community by setting fire to a mosque and two vehicles in the West Bank, local residents say.
They said that the settlers attacked the mosque and the vehicles in the village of Brouqeen in the south of the city of Nablus on Wednesday, DPA reported.
They said that the local people were shocked by the sound of explosions in the early hours of the day.
A car and a tractor were destroyed during the attack after arsonists threw a flaming tire into the entrance of the mosque, locals said.
“The settlers had attempted to break into the mosque to set it on fire but, unable to do this, they set fire to the entrance, damaging the door and stairs,” said the residents, who helped put out the fire before it spread, witnesses said.
Israeli settlers are the main suspects behind "price tag" operations on mosques in 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.