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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Mosques in slain policeman’s village targeted again
2017-07-18
The Druze are not pleased with their murder-loving Arab cousins.
[IsraelTimes] Stun grenade and gunshots reported at two houses of worship in Maghar, home to cop killed in Friday attack on Temple Mount

Two mosques were targeted with a stun grenade and gunshots early Monday in the northern town of Maghar, the home of a policeman killed in a Jerusalem terror attack last week.

It was the second time mosques were attacked in the mixed Druze-Moslem town since the deadly shooting and stabbing at an entrance to the Temple Mount compound in the Old City of Jerusalem that claimed the lives of coppers Master Sgt. Haiel Sitawe, 30 and Master Sgt. Kamil Shnaan, 22, on Friday.

Sitawe was from Maghar and was buried there later in the day. The second victim of the attack, Shnaan, was laid to rest in the Druze village of Hurfeish, also in northern Israel.

It’s not known if the mosque attacks were linked. Police say they are investigating all avenues of inquiry.

Sometime after midnight Monday morning a stun grenade was thrown at the northern mosque in Maghar, police said in a statement. There were no injuries or damage caused.

Later, at around 3:30 a.m. shots were fired at the eastern mosque of the town. Again, there were no injuries but one of the windows was damaged.

A police spokesperson told The Times of Israel that it was not known if the incidents were hate crimes and that "all options are being checked."

Israel Police deployed in the area were on the scene of the attacks within minutes, where they gathered evidence and opened an investigation, the statement said.

Police said additional forces were sent to Maghar and deployed openly and undercover "in order to maintain a feeling of security and to prevent a commotion" over the attacks.

On Friday person or persons unknown threw a stun grenade at a mosque in the town hours after the Jerusalem attack.

Maghar is a town with a mixed population of Druze, Moslems and Christians. Police suspected that a Facebook post by a female Moslem resident praising the "deaders" who carried out the terror attack may have led to the incidents.
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