Settler teen arrested for West Bank mosque arson

Judea and Samaria district police on Sunday arrested a 17-year-old settler they suspect took part in the “price tag” arson attack on a mosque in Jab’a, south of Ramallah, on June 19.

The boy was arrested at Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) where he was vacationing with his family.

Police detained two other youths last month in connection to the crime. Both were released due to insufficient evidence.

The arsonists at the Jab’a mosque spray-painted the words “Ulpana War” on a wall of the mosque, a reference to the contested outpost next to Beit El. The reference to Beit El led police to view the incident as a price-tag attack, the name given to acts of violence or vandalism committed to protest Israeli government actions against settlements.

Jerusalem Post, 13 August 2012