Wednesday, Sept. 20
Latest News
  1. Hundreds of students attend Youth Day at Bethlehem University
  2. Clashes erupt between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Hebron city
  3. Hundreds of Israelis enter Al-Aqsa on eve of Rosh Hashanah
  4. Israeli forces injure 9 Palestinians in clashes in Abu Dis
  5. Israeli forces detain 9 Palestinians in predawn West Bank raids
  6. Abbas meets with UN chief in New York
  7. Elor Azarya released from prison on 4-day furlough for Rosh Hashanah
  8. Israeli forces uproot dozens of fruit trees in northern West Bank
  9. Israel closes West Bank, Gaza for Jewish New Year
  10. Israeli forces demolish Palestinian structure in East Jerusalem

Foundation reports arson at Jaffa mosque

July 20, 2010 11:44 A.M. (Updated: July 20, 2010 8:15 P.M.)
Bethlehem – Ma'an – Arson was behind a fire targeting the ancient western door of the Hassan Beik Mosque in the coastal city of Jaffa on Tuesday, the Al-Aqsa Foundation for Islamic Heritage and Endowments reported.

The perpetrators have yet to be identified, the foundation said, but suggested that Israeli extremists were behind the attack.

The foundation stated that eyewitnesses said three men were seen setting fire to a plastic cover attached to the door of the mosque before fleeing the scene. Worshipers who arrived for the early morning prayer put out the fire, the foundation added.

Al-Aqsa Foundation chief Zaki Aghbariyya condemned the assault. “This is not the first time Jewish extremists attempt to torch the Hassan Beik Mosque. Israeli security usually takes no action to reveal the perpetrators, and thus we hold the Israeli government responsible for this assault and any similar assaults in the future.”
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017