Israeli attacker arrested over West Bank mosque attack
Israeli police said they had arrested a teenager at a Jewish settlement as a suspect in an arson attack on a mosque in the occupied West Bank 3 weeks ago.
Israeli police said on Thursday they had arrested a teenager at a Jewish settlement as a suspect in an arson attack on a mosque in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank three weeks ago.
The teenager's lawyer Yehuda Shoshan said he was "close to Rabbi Meir Kahane", a far-right U.S. born politician outlawed by Israel's parliament for calling for the expulsion of Palestinians, then assassinated in the late 1980s in New York.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the Dec. 10 vandalism and urged police to take special measures to find the perpetrators of the torching of carpets, and copies of the Koran in a Kafr Yasuf mosque, where graffiti scribbled in Hebrew called the act "a price tag".
It was not immediately clear whether the suspect would be charged in court or questioned and then released.
Reuters Last Mod: 01 Ocak 2010, 00:23