Arab terrorists from the Ramallah-area Arab town of Burka on Friday afternoon infiltrated Oz Zion, a nearby Jewish town, and attempted to set fire to its synagogue.
The attempted arson occurred just prior to the onset of Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, which begins Friday at sundown.The Arabs poured gasoline on one of the synagogue's walls and attempted to set the building on fire.
Residents who noticed the flames rushed to the site and succeeded in extinguishing the fire before it took hold.
So far, no suspects have been arrested.
The attempted arson follows a similar incident last month, in which three Arab terrorists entered the town during the night, hurling firebombs at one of the homes. Miraculously, no one was injured in the attack.