World Bulletin / News Desk
Jewish settlers torched a mosque in the Israeli-Arab town of Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel on Friday, eyewitnesses said.
According to the witnesses, settlers set the Abu Bakr al-Sediq mosque on fire and spray-painted anti-Arab graffiti on its walls.
No casualties were reported in the attack.
In a statement, Israeli police said vandals set fire to the entrance door of the mosque and spray-painted the words "Arabs out" on its walls.
Friday's attack is the latest in a string of vandalism incidents in Arab villages over the past several months.
Several "price tag" attacks by Jewish settlers targeting Muslim houses of worship have recently been reported in 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.
Roughly 1.7 million Arabs live in Israel, which currently has a total population of 8.1 million, according to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics.Last Mod: 18 Nisan 2014, 10:38