A group of right-wing Jewish extremists tried to set fire to Al Manshia mosque, in the city of Hifa, late Monday evening.

According to Al Shikh Mohamed Madi, the head of the Islamic Movement in the city, the group of men and women smashed the main door with logs and set it on fire.

Residents rushed to the burning mosque in attempt to extinguish the fire, then called the fire brigades, Madi said.

Similar groups have attacked this mosque and other Palestinian holy sites before in Hifa.