Mosque torched in apparent ‘price tag’ assault


Vandals torched a mosque in northern Israel in a suspected revenge attack by right-wing extremists that sparked a “furious” response from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday.

The mosque, located in the Bedouin village of Tuba Zangaria in the northern Galilee region, sustained heavy damage in the overnight attack, in which the arsonists scrawled the words “tag” and “revenge” on the walls.

Police described the attack as “a very severe price tag incident” — a term which usually refers to acts of vengeance against Palestinians and their property by Jewish settlers in the West Bank.

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