Suspects in mosque desecration released

Police on Wednesday released from custody four youngsters who were arrested last week on suspicion of involvement in the desecration of a mosque in the northern village of Ibtin.

The 18-year-old yeshiva students are suspected of spray-painting “Up for demolition,” “Price tag,” and “War will break out in Judea and Samaria” on the mosque. Star of David signs were also sprayed on the building.

The suspects, who were ordered to keep away from the Ibtin area, may be placed under house arrest for the next five days or be taken to their yeshiva.

Police officials said the week-long investigation did not produce sufficient evidence to link the suspects to the crime.

Ynetnews, 16 June 2010