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Israel Police: West Bank mosque defaced, cars torched in suspected ‘price tag’ attack

A mosque was vandalized with Hebrew graffiti and three cars were torched in a Palestinian village in the West Bank, Israeli police said. The words “price tag” and “Gal Arye Yosef” were painted on the mosque. ‘Price tag’ refers to the practice by Jewish extremists to retaliate Israeli government or army actions against settlers by vandalizing Palestinian or IDF property. Gal Arye Yosef is the name of an unauthorized outpost that Israeli forces demolished on Tuesday. 

The attack comes a week after two vehicles in an East Jerusalem neighborhood were firebombed. 2011 saw such an increase in settler violence towards Palestinian and Israeli forces that the police, for the first time, has had to keep separate numbers for Israeli attacks.

Associated Press, United States

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