An Israeli source reported on Monday at night that extremist Jewish groups are planning to target mosques in Israel, as a revenge act against demolishing the synagogue in the evacuated settlement of Netzarim, and setting two mosques in Naveh Dikalim and Kfar Darom evacuated settlements.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“These groups might carry revenge acts, after the Palestinians burnt the Gaza synagoguesÃ¢â‚¬Â, a senior Israeli police source said.
The source stated that Berti Ohioan, head of the operations branch at the Israeli police, ordered intensive deployment of policemen near the mosques.
Meanwhile, Eran Streinberg, who headed the Gaza Beach settlements before the Gaza withdrawal, said that Ã¢â‚¬Å“every Jew has the right to attack holy Muslim places, including Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Israeli internal security Minister, Gideon Ezra, said on Monday that the Israeli police intensified their security procedures around the mosques everywhere in Israel, including Al Aqsa Mosque.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We will do our best to protest all sacred places in the countryÃ¢â‚¬Â, Ezra said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We will protect synagogues, mosques and churchesÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Three weeks ago, three extremist Jews threw a pigÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s head at Hasan Bek mosque, in Jaffa, north of Israel.
It is worth mentioning, that the Israeli government decided on Sunday to keep the synagogues in Gaza settlements intact, taking in consideration that the Palestinian Authority might level them.Ã‚Â
P.A bulldozers knocked down, on Monday, the walls of empty synagogues in the evacuated settlement of Netzarim.Ã‚Â
Israeli online daily Haaretz reported that the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, said previously that the synagogues would be demolished, adding that they arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t considered sacred since they were emptied of scared objects.
The settlers took Torah scrolls from the synagogues when they were evacuated last month, and took prayer books and other Jewish sacred objects, in a step which symbolized the end of the use of the buildings as houses of prayer, Haaretz reported.