The action was a response to the demolition of three houses in a settlement located in Palestinian territory
A group of Jewish settlers tried to burn a mosque in a Palestinian village south of Nablus after the Israeli police demolished, not without encountering strong resistance, three homes in a Jewish enclave in the occupied West Bank.
The mosque is located in the village of Kurs, southern West Bank district of Nablus, Israeli local media reported, was attacked by a group of strangers who broke windows and threw burning tires inside.
One wall of the temple's exterior was painted with slogans in Hebrew, which suggests that Jewish settlers were behind the attack, linking it to the policy known as the "price" for the most radical settler movement that does pay Palestinian settlement evacuations lifted without authorization from the Israeli Government.
Around a thousand police officers involved in the demolition of buildings in the early hours of the day in the Jewish settlement of Migron, 14 miles north of Jerusalem.
About 200 settlers gathered at the spot and police tried to block bulldozers, which ended in scuffles and the arrest of six young settlers.