GMtoday.com
 LATEST NEWS
 Top Stories
 U.S.
  Severe Weather
  Bird Flu
 World
  Castro
  Mideast Crisis
  Iraq
 Business
 Personal Finance
 Technology
 Sports
  Sports Columns
  NASCAR
  Baseball
  College Hoops
  NBA
  NHL
  Tennis
  Golf
 Entertainment
 Health
 Science
 Politics
 Washington
 Offbeat
 Podcasts
 Blogs
 Weather
 Raw News
 NEWS SEARCH
 
 Archive Search
 SPECIAL SECTIONS
 Multimedia Gallery
 AP Video Network
 Today
 in History
 Corrections
Feb 25, 1:55 AM EST

West Bank mosque torched by suspected Israeli extremists

World Video

Multimedia
Assault on Gaza: Mapping the attacks
Gaza assault takes its toll on children
A closer look at Hamas
Latest News
Former Israeli Mossad chief slams Netanyahu on Iran handling

Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal

West Bank settlers vote although outside of sovereign Israel

Fire damages Jerusalem seminary in suspected hate crime

Netanyahu: World powers 'have given up' in Iran nuke talks

PHOTO GALLERY
AP Photo

Conflict in the Middle East

Buy AP Photo Reprints
Interactive
West Bank road

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Suspected Israeli extremists have torched a Palestinian mosque in the West Bank and left Hebrew graffiti at the site.

Jibreen al-Bakri, governor of the Bethlehem region, says the mosque in the village of Jabaa near Bethlehem was set alight at dawn Wednesday, damaging the mosque's walls and carpeted floor.

Israeli TV showed footage of Hebrew graffiti on the walls that read "we want the redemption of Zion" and "revenge" alongside a Jewish Star of David.

The Israeli army said it was investigating.

Jewish vandals have targeted mosques, churches, Palestinian vehicles, dovish Israeli groups and even Israeli military bases in so called "price tag" attacks to protest Israeli government actions against settler activity.

© 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.