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December 25, 2015 10:58 am

2 Suspected Islamic Radicals Arrested for Christmas Tree Arson in West Bank

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A Christmas tree (Illustrative). Palestinian authorities said they arrested two people accused of burning a Christmas tree in the West Bank. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A Christmas tree (illustrative). Palestinian authorities said they arrested two people on suspicion of burning a Christmas tree in the West Bank. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Palestinian security forces say they arrested two suspected Islamic radicals in the burning of a Christmas tree in the northern West Bank.

A Palestinian security officer said Friday the suspects set fire Wednesday to the tree in Zababdeh, a Christian majority village near Jenin. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he isn’t authorized to speak to reporters.

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