Israel is investigating Palestinian suspicions that a mosque in the West Bank was set alight by Jewish settlers.
Arsonists reportedly scrawled Hebrew graffiti on the walls of the mosque in Beit Fajjar, near Bethlehem.
The mayor of a nearby settlement condemned the attack and said those carrying it out must have been "extremists".
The assault comes as Palestinian-Israeli peace talks have faltered over the issue of settlements.
The BBC reports, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11464621 residents of Beit Fajjar said a group of settlers went into the mosque overnight and set fire to carpets and copies of the Koran.
Reports say the word "revenge" was scrawled on the wall in Hebrew.
Opinion: If this is true then the culprits must be brought to justice. This is a disgrace, if the accusation prove to be true.