Skip to comments.Riots in Qalqiliya (West Bank): several wounded
Posted on 02/12/2006 4:51:42 PM PST by struwwelpeter
In the Arab village of Nabi Elias in the Qalqiliya region, unknown culprits wrote 'Mohammed is a pig' on the wall of a mosque, and added the six-pointed Star of David as their signature. This was reported by the KURSOR news agency.
According to witnesses, the graffiti was done on Sunday night. At about 04:30 AM local time on February 12th, a car with Israeli plates drove up the mosque and several men with small aerosol paint cans got out.
Later in the days the writing was removed from the wall of the religious building, with help of soldiers from the Israeli Defense Forces.
Police and representatives of the IDF assume that the authors of the graffiti are the Jewish settlers, but they do not exclude the possibility that profanation of mosque was a provocation by Palestinian extremists.
Meanwhile, a spontaneous protest occurred at the site. Several hundred Palestinians burned car tires and threw rocks at Israeli cars. One Israeli woman was injured, and another four Israelis suffered from shock as a result of attacks by the demonstrators.
Participants in the riots attempted to throw pieces of coal at IDF soldiers, and they answered with gunfire. Three injured Palestinians were brought to a local hospital.
The police promised to investigate incident and to find the culprits.
IDF representatives fear that the provocation could lead to the new protests by the Moslem population of the country.
February 12th, 2006 16:41
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