Monday, October 3, 2011

Israeli Radicals Torch a Mosque in Tuba-Zangria; Some 200 Muslims Protest the Arson, Stone Police

Arsonists torched a mosque in an Arab village in northern Israel early today (October 3, 2011), setting off protests by residents who clashed with police, according to the Huffington Post website.

Graffiti sprayed at the site suggested Jewish radicals -- suspected in other recent mosque fires -- were involved in the blaze, which was detected at around 2 a.m.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said a carpet was burned, copies of the Quran -- the Muslim holy book -- were burned in the mosque in Tuba-Zangria, and the interior walls were damaged.

About 200 villagers from Tuba-Zangria marched in the area today to protest the arson -- some set fires to cars and stoned police officers -- but police dispersed the crowd with tear gas.

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