Muslim worshippers were shocked to find a pigs head in the yard of the Hassan Bek mosque in Jaffa near Tel Aviv in Israel, on Friday night.

As worshippers were going to the evening prayer, they found a bag in the yard.  Opening it, they found a pig’s head, wrapped with a Palestinian head cover, (Kufiya) with the name of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad written on it.

The Mosque staff alerted the police about the incident, and officers launched an investigation.

For muslims, the pig is a disgraced animal and they do not eat its meat at all.

Israeli sources said, the mosque was stoned recently and several windows were broken.

The source said, investigators will check whether the incident is linked to other attempts to sabotage the mosque.

Investigators will also check the possibility that right-wing activists are behind the incident.

The same Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Jaffa, was attacked by some Jewish extremists in 2001 after a Palestinian blew himself up in an Israeli night club.

Two months ago, Jewish settlers from Kiryat Arba’ in Hebron wrote bad graffiti about Mohammad in the old city on the houses close to the settlement.