Hundreds of people demonstrated in Israel Monday evening to protest the recent vandalism of a mosque in a largely Arab town.
Protesters held signs denouncing anti-Arab “price tag” attacks as hate crimes, Haaretz reported.
Police were on hand in force in the town of Umm al-Fahm, but there were no confrontations.
Early Friday morning, assailants spray-painted “Arabs out” on the wall of a mosque and tried to burn the door, causing light damage. Private security cameras filmed two young men setting the mosque’s entrance door alight and leaving in a white vehicle.
“This is a nasty and vile act, and doing harm to holy places crosses all red lines,” the mosque’s imam, Jamil Mahajana, told the paper.
Jewish extremists have struck several times in recent weeks, vandalizing mosques, Christian churches and Arab-owned cars and other property.