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Right-wing Israeli spray racist graffiti on mosque in Arab town

Right-wing Israeli spray racist graffiti on mosque in Arab town [@AlmakdesyMedia/Twitter]
Right-wing Israeli spray racist graffiti on mosque in Arab town [@AlmakdesyMedia/Twitter]

A group of right-wing Israelis sprayed racist slogans on the walls of a mosque in Umm Al-Fahm city, Israel, this morning.

Local sources confirmed that the saboteurs had entered the Arab city of Umm Al-Fahm and sprayed anti-Arab slogans on the Qatayeen Al-Shomar Mosque's walls. Videos on social media show the Star of David and the Israeli flag spray-painted on the mosque walls. Local volunteers have since repainted the area to erase signs of aggression.

Right-wing Israeli and settlers have, in recent years, carried out similar attacks in the occupied West Bank and Arab cities and towns in Israel in what has become known as "price tag" attacks.

The term refers to extremist Jewish settlers' use of violent acts on Palestinians and their property to demonstrate their opposition to Israeli restrictions on settlements and their outposts in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinians living in Israel accuse Israeli police of negligence in prosecuting perpetrators of such attacks.

Arab Israelis constitute about 20 per cent of Israel's population.

READ: Israel dismisses probes into 90% of anti-Arab religious hate crimes

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