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  1/15/2014, Shevat 14, 5774

US State Dept. Condemns Vandalism at PA Mosque

United States State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf condemned the burning of a door to a mosque on Wednesday. The incident occurred in Deir Istiya in the Palestinian Authority assigned areas of Samaria. No suspects have been apprehended at this time.

The name of the town comes from the nearby Istiya tomb, which many believe to be and Arabic version of the name for the Biblical prophet Isaiah.