Police unsure of motives behind burned West Bank mosque
Officials say incident does not match previous ‘price tag’ attacks, though they are unable to conduct full investigation
A mosque burning Tuesday night near Ramallah may not have been the result of attack by extremist Jews, Israeli Police assessed Wednesday evening.
On Wednesday morning Palestinian officials reported a mosque, in the Palestinian town of al-Mughayir near Ramallah, was burned overnight. The first floor of the mosque was set on fire, causing extensive damage to the site.
Contrary to accusations by residents of the village, the incident did not coincide with previous “price tag” attack patterns, leading police to believe the mosque was not burned for ideological reasons, Channel 10 reported.