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Vandals set fire to Palestinian home in West Bank following killing of Israeli soldier

  • A Palestinians man shows a damaged house with spray-painted the graffiti in Hebrew reading, "Greetings from Eden. Revenge." in the village of Sinjil near the West Bank City of Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Israeli police said vandals have set fire to a Palestinian home in the West Bank and scrawled graffiti on it. Police spokesman said the incident appeared to have come in response to the killing of an Israeli soldier, Eden Attias, on Wednesday by a Palestinian teenager. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)The Associated Press

  • Israeli soldiers stand outside a house that was set on fire in the village of Sinjil near the West Bank City of Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Israeli police said vandals have set fire to a Palestinian home in the West Bank and scrawled graffiti on it. Police spokesman said the incident appeared to have come in response to the killing of an Israeli soldier, Eden Attias, on Wednesday by a Palestinian teenager. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)The Associated Press

  • A Palestinian stands inside a house that was set on fire in the village of Sinjil near the West Bank City of Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Israeli police said vandals have set fire to a Palestinian home in the West Bank and scrawled graffiti on it. Police spokesman said the incident appeared to have come in response to the killing of an Israeli soldier, Eden Attias, on Wednesday by a Palestinian teenager. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)The Associated Press

Israeli police say vandals have set fire to a Palestinian home in the West Bank and scrawled graffiti on it.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Thursday's incident appeared to have come in response to the killing of an Israeli soldier, Eden Attias, the day before by a Palestinian teenager.

The graffiti read "Greetings from Eden. Revenge." Rosenfeld says the entrance to the house was damaged by the fire.

Ribhi Ghafri, the deputy mayor of Sinjil village where the house is located, says the family was inside when their home was set on fire but no one was injured.

Vandals have targeted mosques, churches, dovish Israeli groups and even Israeli military bases in recent years in protest against Israeli policies perceived to be pro-Palestinian or in response to attacks against Israelis.