Jewish settlers write anti-Arab slogans in West Bank mosques

2013-04-07 11:03:38 GMT2013-04-07 19:03:38(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

RAMALLAH, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Some Jewish settlers sprayed slogans against Arabs and Muslims on the walls of two mosques near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian sources said Sunday.

The incident is the latest in a surge of hostile acts by Israelis living in the West Bank settlements.

The sources said that the attackers drew the Star of David, the Jewish symbol, and Hebrew slogans that carried threats against Arabs and calls for throwing Palestinians with stones.

Early on Sunday, the settlers also damaged the tires of two cars in Taqou town.

There has been no comment from the Israeli army, which usually investigates these attacks.

In a separate raid, Israeli forces arrested four senior members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in the West Bank city of Hebron, the militant group said.

The movement said the arrests "were meant to prevent the escalating of resistance and the outbreak of a popular uprising in the face of the Israeli occupation."

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