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Israeli Arabs Protest After Mosque Torched

Some 300 Israeli Arabs clashed with security forces in the Upper Galilee on Monday after a mosque in their village was set on fire in a suspected “price tag” attack by right-wing Jews.

According to Israel Police, residents of the Bedouin Arab village of Tuba-Zangariyye began marching to Rosh Pina, while hurling rocks at security forces and burning tires.

Police forces responded to the clashes by firing tear gas and stun grenades at the protesters.

On Sunday night, a mosque was set on fire in the village of Tuba in the Upper Galilee. The entire interior of the mosque went up in flames, causing heavy damage. Holy books inside the mosque were burned.

Graffiti with the words “price tag” was found on the wall of the mosque. Israeli police said they have arrested several suspects involved in the mosque arson, but did not disclose any details.

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