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US condemns 'dangerous and provocative' mosque attack

Oct. 5, 2011 9:11 A.M. (Updated: Oct. 5, 2011 10:18 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) – The United States on Tuesday condemned the "dangerous and provocative" attack on a mosque in a Bedouin village in northern Israel a day earlier.

"We note that the Israeli Government also strongly condemned the attacks, and we endorse stepped-up efforts by law enforcement authorities to act vigorously to bring to justice those responsible for this heinous act and similar attacks that have taken place in the West Bank," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.

Vandals torched a mosque in the northern village of Tuba Zangaria in the northern Galilee region in an attack blamed on right-wing extremists.

The mosque was badly damaged by fire, with the perpetrators scrawling the words "tag" and "revenge" on the walls.

The attackers also graffitied the word "Palmer" in an apparent reference to Asher Palmer, an Israeli settler who died in a car crash with his infant son in the southern West Bank on Sept. 23. Israeli police say his car was hit by stones thrown by Palestinians, causing it to crash.
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