Palestinian village, mosque are vandalized with graffiti


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Graffiti was spray-painted throughout a Palestinian village in the West Bank, including on its mosque.

A flammable material reportedly also was poured at the entrance to the mosque in Deir Dibwan.

Israeli police have ordered an investigation into the vandalism, according to Israeli news reports.

Among the epithets spray-painted on walls and pavement were “Here people incite to murder Jews” and “Am Yisrael Chai” or “The Jewish nation lives.” Stars of David also were painted around the village.

Last week, eight cars were vandalized in the northern West Bank Palestinian village Luban a-Sharqiya.

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