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Official: Israeli troops raid Jenin mosque

Dec. 24, 2012 2:47 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 25, 2012 3:13 P.M.)
JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli soldiers on Monday raided a mosque in a village near Jenin searching for Jewish antiquities, a local official said.

Fahma village council head Muhammad Eid Nawasra told Ma'an that Israeli troops broke into the mosque during dawn prayers.

The soldiers searched the mosque and questioned worshipers about an ancient stone engraved with Hebrew writing, Nawasra said.

Villagers told the soldiers they had no idea about such a stone, he added.

The building dates back to the Roman era and was converted into a mosque decades ago, the village council chief said.

An Israeli military spokesman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
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