Shots, stun grenade fired at mosque in town of murdered police officer

During the night, a stun grenade was thrown at a mosque in the town of Maghar in Israel. Shortly after, shots were fired at another mosque in the town. Maghar is the town where one of the officers murdered in the Temple Mount terror attack lived.
Illustration Photo credit: Channel 2 News

During the night (Monday), a stun grenade was thrown at a mosque in the Arab town of Maghar in Israel. No injuries or damage were reported. Shortly after, shots were fired at another mosque in the town. Again, no injuries were reported, although the window of the mosque was damaged.

Police arrived at the scene minutes later and opened an investigation. Meanwhile, additional security forces arrived at the town and are attempting to maintain a sense of security and prevent more escalations.

Funeral of Sgt. Haiel Sitawe Photo credit: Channel 2 News

Over the weekend, another stun grenade was thrown towards a mosque in the Muslim neighborhood of the town, where Druze and Muslims live side by side. It is believed that the grenade was thrown in response to a social media status that supported the deadly Temple Mount terror attack, in which Sgt. Haiel Sitawe, a Druze citizen of the town, was murdered.

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