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West Bank Mosque Is Set Ablaze and Vandalized

posted on June 21, 2012

A mosque in the West Bank was burned and vandalized on Tuesday, reports Jodi Rudoren and Khaled Abu Aker for The New York Times. Many suspect that “radical” Israeli settlers committed the arson, an act that highlights the growing tension in the disputed territory among the settlers, local Palestinians, and the Israeli government. Earlier this year, Israel’s Supreme Court ordered that settlers evacuate the settlement of Ulpana by July 1, a ruling that made the village “a flash point in the larger debate over settlements.” 

Read at The New York Times