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Settlers torch mosque in Bethlehem

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS: Israeli settlers on Wednesday torched a mosque in a West Bank village near Bethlehem, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

The settlers entered Kafr Jab’a also sprayed hate graffiti on the building, including “we want the redemption of Zion,” and “revenge,” Wafa reported.

The chairman of the Jab’a council told the news agency that the inner walls and furniture were damaged in the attack.

Last month, vandals torched the door of a mosque in the village of Dir Istia, causing light damage. Hate graffiti was sprayed on the building there as well.

In December, two masked men broke into a Palestinian family’s home in the South Hebron Hills and threw firebombs, damaging property, the family said. No one was injured.