Why did this man try to burn the Imam after dawn prayer?

A 50-year-old man tried to set fire in an Imam in the western area of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, for a very strange reason. (Archive)

A 50-year-old man tried to set fire in an Imam in the western area of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, for a very strange reason.

Palestinian News agency Maan quoted an official security source who stated that a citizen who works as a guard in a building in the city of Nablus brought a bottle filled with gasoline and threw it at the Imam inside the mosque after dawn prayers and set it on fire in an attempt to burn the imam.”

The fire broke out and the worshipers rushed to extinguish it. However, some minor damages were inflicted on the mosque. The Palestinian police arrived at the scene and arrested the 50-year-old citizen according to the report evaluated by Al Arabiya. No pictures of the damaged mosque were attached.

The source added that “the citizen said that he had warned the imam several times against prolongation of prayer and worshiping, which provoked him to the point of setting the imam on fire”

The Palestinian was charged with several accusations, including the attack on a house of worship, burning and maleficence, according to the agency.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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