BURKIN, West Bank, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Vandals attempted to set fire to the entrance of a West Bank mosque early Wednesday, Israeli police and military officials said.
Residents of Burkin, a village in the West Bank, said two cars parked near the mosque were torched, a tire set afire and rolled toward the entrance to the building, and graffiti in Hebrew sprayed on the mosque walls, Israel Radio said.
The report said police and security forces are investigating the incident, describing the damaging of holy sites as "extremely grave."
Mosques were set afire in October in the village of Tuba Zangariya in the upper Galilee and in June in the West Bank village of Qusra near Nablus.
Israeli security officials said they believe members of extremist Jewish groups are responsible for the incidents, Haaretz said.