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Mosque in Israel vandalised with anti-Muslim graffiti: Police

Published on Apr 29, 2014 3:17 PM

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Vandals left anti-Muslim graffiti on a mosque in northern Israel, police said on Tuesday, the latest in a string of racist and religious attacks in the region.

"Unidentified people drew a Star of David and wrote 'close the mosques and open yeshivas' (Jewish seminaries) on the outer wall" of the mosque in Fureidis, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.

"The tyres of several cars parked nearby were slashed," he said, adding that "crimes committed for nationalist motives are extremely serious".

On April 18, assailants in the nearby city of Umm al-Faham left graffiti on a mosque and damaged its door.

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