0608 GMT January 27, 2020
“The settlers set fire to the whole of the first floor of the mosque” in the village of al-Mughayir, near the West Bank city of Ramallah overnight, Palestinian security officials said Wednesday, Press TV reported.
In a similar incident in 2012, another mosque was set afire in the same village, which is located near the Israeli settlement of Shilo.
The settlers, mostly armed, regularly attack Palestinian villages and farms and set fire to their mosques, olive groves and other properties in the West Bank under the so-called “price tag” policy. However, Tel Aviv rarely detains the assailants. Price tag attacks are acts of vandalism and violence against Palestinians and their property as well as Islamic holy sites by Israeli settlers.
In mid-October, Israeli settlers set ablaze part of the Abu Baker al-Saddiq Mosque, which is located in the village of Aqraba in the West Bank, in an arson attack.
In a similar move in January, Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian mosque in the north of the occupied West Bank, torching part of it. The main gate and some carpets of the mosque in Deir Istiya village were damaged in the incident, said local sources on January 15.