Vandals spray slurs on walls of Israeli mosque

Jerusalem, Dec 8: A mosque was vandalized in an Arab city in Israel Sunday, police spokesperson Mickey Rosenfeld said.

In what appears to be another “price tag” attack, vandals spray painted anti-Muslim slogans on the walls of the mosque in Baka al-Gharbiya, an Arab city in the district of Haifa in Israel, reports Xinhua.

The vandals also smashed windows, and punctured tires of several vehicles in the city.

Last month, a 19-year-old Israeli soldier, and his 30-year-old brother were arrested on suspicion of what has come to be known as a ‘price tag’ attack, as they are said to have sprayed racial slurs on buses catering to the Palestinians in the West Bank, and punctured tires of a police car in the West Bank as well.

Also, perpetrators set ablaze a house in the Palestinian village of Sinjil near Ramallah, sending five Palestinian family members to the hospital due to smoke inhalation.

The spray paintings read “Regards from Eden – Revenge” allude to a deadly attack which occurred a day earlier in which a 16-year-old Palestinian was stabbed to death by an Israeli soldier on a bus in northern Israel.

Price tag attacks are acts of vandalism, and random violence mainly aimed at the Palestinians as well as the Israeli security forces by the Jewish activists.

IANS