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Settlers and Settlements: April 30, 2013

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dozens of settlers tried to torch a mosque and other buildings in the Palestinian village of Urif. (The Independent)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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April 30th, 2013 at 9:22 am

Local Government: February 19, 2013

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The Tel-Aviv municipality has designated an area of free parking as a paid parking zone specifically during hours in which prayers are held in an adjacent mosque.

(Hebrew – mynet)

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February 19th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 2, 2013

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According to Palestinians from Burin in the West Bank, IDF soldiers entered the village, fired rubber coated bullets and tear gas and even live ammunition at residents. Palestinians on the scene claim settlers uprooted 100 olive trees and Palestinian medics reported that a 16-year old was wounded in his leg and 20 people suffered tear gas inhalation. There are also reports that a mosque was set alight as a result of tear gas and that it has since been put out. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 2nd, 2013 at 11:17 am

Settlers and Settlements: November 19, 2012

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Settlers set a Mosque door on fire in the village of Urif near the settlement of Yitzhar in the West Bank. (Arutz 7)

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 19th, 2012 at 9:46 am

Closed Society: May 23, 2012

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Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Safed’s Chief Rabbi, wrote in an article which appeared in the “Maayanei Yeshua” pamphlet, that he dreams of a kingdom “which says with full force that it desires a temple…even if it means erasing the mosques from atop this holy mountain”.

(Hebrew - Kipa)

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May 23rd, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Closed Society: January 12, 2012‎

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Settlers set fire to three vehicles, sprayed grafitti on a mosque and shattered vases and tiles in a plant nursery in the Palestinian village of Deir Istiya. In Jalazun settlers broke a tractor’s window and threw stones and Molotov cocktails towards the village houses; one Palestinian was hurt. Settlers also threw stones at Palestinian vehicles in the Shilo area; one Palestinian was wounded and several vechicles damaged. These acts are claimed to be in response to the evacuation of Gal Aryeh, Gal Yoseph, and Mitzpe Avichai outposts.

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Closed Society: December 19, 2011

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A mosque in the Palestinian village of Bani Na’im, east of Hebron, was vandalized by unidentified assailants.  The words “Yitzhar” and “price tag,” as well as insults of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, were spray painted on the wall surrounding the Sahaba mosque.

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December 19th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Closed Society: December 14, 2011

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A mosque was torched on Strauss street in Jerusalem.  The words “price tag”, “Mitzpe Yitzhar”, and “Ramat Gilad,” among others, were spray painted on the mosque walls.  In addition graffiti was also sprayed on a nearby mosque.

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December 14th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Closed Society: December 7, 2011

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Unidentified assailants torched and vandalized a mosque in the Palestinian village of Brukin in Samaria, near Salfit.  A burning tire was thrown into the mosque and Hebrew graffiti sprayed on its exterior walls.  In addition, two vehicles parked nearby were torched.

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December 7th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Closed Society: November 13, 2011

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The Imam of the Tuba Zangria mosque torched last month was arrested on suspicion of inciting violent reprisals during prayers.

(Hebrew)

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November 13th, 2011 at 9:18 pm