RAMALLAH, Oct. 5 (JMCC) - Two rabbis living in settlements
near the occupied West Bank
city of Bethlehem
delivered a box of new Qu'rans to the people of Beit Fajjar
, whose mosque was torched by militant settlers early Monday morning.
The two rabbis, Menahem Frohman and Aharon Lichtenstein, who both live in Jewish settlements near Bethlehem, paid a solidarity visit to the mosque in Beit Fajjar and donated a dozen copies of the Muslim holy book.Read
The visit came a day after unidentified vandals driving a car with Israeli licence plates drove into Beit Fajjar and sprayed Hebrew graffiti all over the mosque before setting it alight in a pre-dawn attack blamed by witnesses on Jewish settlers.
Several hundred Palestinians cheered as the two rabbis arrived at the mosque in bulletproof Land Rovers accompanied by a small delegation of Israeli soldiers.
They were met by the mosque's imam and Bethlehem governor Abdul Fatah Hamayel who gave them a tour of the damaged mosque.
more at the Associated Press