Police arrest minor on suspicion of torching mosque
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Police arrest minor on suspicion of torching mosque

Beit Shemesh teen taken into custody for involvement in 'price tag' attack on West Bank village

Illustrative photo of "Price Tag" graffiti on a mosque in the village of Jaba, June 19 (Uri Lenz/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of "Price Tag" graffiti on a mosque in the village of Jaba, June 19 (Uri Lenz/Flash90)

Police on Sunday arrested a minor on suspicion of torching and vandalizing a mosque in the West Bank village of Jaba’ in June.

The suspect, a 17-year-old from Beit Shemesh currently residing in a nearby outpost, was arrested while vacationing with his family at the Sea of Galilee and was taken in for questioning.

Hebrew graffiti reading “the war has just begun” and “you will pay the price” was found spray painted on a burned mosque in the Palestinian village of Jaba’, near Ramallah, on June 19.

Walla quoted sources close to the suspect as saying, “We are again witnessing a dramatic arrest that begins with great fanfare and will end with a whimper.”

Police arrested two men on suspicion of involvement in the acts three weeks previously but released them a week later.

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