"The extremists painted slurs against Islam and Muslims," town mayor Morsi Abu Mokh told Anadolu Agency. "The people of my city face the same situation [settler aggression] as those of the West Bank."
"The Israeli government," he added, "must take full responsibility for the actions of these racists."
Baka al-Gharbiya's municipal council held a Sunday meeting to discuss means of confronting vandal attacks on mosques, which have become an increasingly frequent phenomenon.
Several "price tag" attacks by Jewish settlers against Muslim houses of worship have been reported recently in several areas across the self-proclaimed Jewish state.
"Price tag" refers to a strategy adopted by extremist Jewish settlers of attacking Palestinians and their property in retaliation for perceived threats to Israeli settlement expansion.
Several "price tag" attacks have recently been carried out by Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem and elsewhere in the West Bank, with a number of Palestinian vehicles and farms being torched – often, according to Palestinian officials, as Israeli army or police personnel look on.
According to the municipality, roughly 31,000 Palestinian Arabs – all of whom are Israeli citizens – live in Baka al-Gharbiya.
Ahmad Melhem, head of the popular committee for the defense of land and housing in Wadi Ara, told AA that the High Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens in Israel – an influential Israeli-Arab umbrella group – had also held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss means of resisting "price tag" attacks.
"On Monday evening, the committee plans to issue a statement holding the Israeli government, prime minister and Public Security Ministry fully responsible for these racist attacks," Melhem said.
The Israeli government, for its part, has yet to issue a statement regarding Sunday's mosque attack in Baka al-Gharbiya.
Mohamed Zidan, head of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee in Israel, another Arab group, told AA that all legal steps would be taken to pursue and punish the perpetrators.
"We will hold another meeting this evening to discuss our options in case the government fails to meet our demands," said Zidan.