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Insults daubed on mosque walls in northern Israel
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Israeli police try to enter al-Asqa mosque during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian protesters after Friday prayers in the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City December 6, 2013. Israeli police hurled stun grenades to disperse stone-throwing protesters outside the mosque, Islam's third holiest site, and 5 people were detained for causing disturbances at the site, a police spokesman said on Friday. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
Israeli police try to enter al-Asqa mosque during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian protesters after Friday prayers in the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City December 6, 2013. Israeli police hurled stun grenades to disperse stone-throwing protesters outside the mosque, Islam's third holiest site, and 5 people were detained for causing disturbances at the site, a police spokesman said on Friday. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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JERUSALEM: Anti-Muslim insults were found on the walls of a mosque in northern Israel on Sunday, a police spokeswoman said.

"Insults against Islam... were found on Sunday morning on the walls of a mosque in Baqa al-Gharbiyeh," she said.

The spokeswoman also said several nearby cars had their windscreens smashed and an inquiry was launched to determine if the cases were connected.

Israel and the West Bank have seen a wave of "price tag" attacks, a euphemism for hate crimes by Jewish extremists which often involve vandalism and in some cases physical injury.

Such attacks initially targeted Palestinians in retaliation for state moves to dismantle unauthorised settlement outposts in the West Bank, but later became a standard response after any anti-Israeli violence.

 
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