Vandals attempt to set abandoned mosque in capital ablaze; graffiti defaming Islam found on several walls. Building sustains light damage
12.14.11 Yediot Aranoth
Jewish terror in Jerusalem?
Vandals attempted to set an abandoned mosque in Jerusalem’s Strauss Street on fire overnight.
“The fire took hold of the west side of the mosque,” Assaf Abras, Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services spokesman, told Ynet.
Some of the slogans read: “Price tag,” “Kahane was right,” “Muhammad is dead,” and “marked for razing.”
Initial investigation suggests foul play. The mosque sustained only light damage and the police have closed the building, which is currently undergoing renovations. A joint police-Shin Bet investigation has been launched into the case.