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Palestinian West Bank home torched in attack family living there blames on Jewish settlers

  • A Palestinian man points to Hebrew graffiti reading "Death to the Arabs" following an arson attack in Khirbet Abu Falah, northeast of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The  family said their West Bank home was torched in an attack they blamed on Jewish settlers. Mohammed Abdelkarim, whose mother and sisters were inside the house when it was set alight, says Hebrew slogans were scrawled on the house. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    A Palestinian man points to Hebrew graffiti reading "Death to the Arabs" following an arson attack in Khirbet Abu Falah, northeast of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The family said their West Bank home was torched in an attack they blamed on Jewish settlers. Mohammed Abdelkarim, whose mother and sisters were inside the house when it was set alight, says Hebrew slogans were scrawled on the house. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during in his Cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. At the start of the meeting, Netanyahu called for a bill that would revoke residency rights for Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool)

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during in his Cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. At the start of the meeting, Netanyahu called for a bill that would revoke residency rights for Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Palestinian woman sits inside her home following an arson attack in Khirbet Abu Falah, northeast of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The  family said their West Bank home was torched in an attack they blamed on Jewish settlers. Mohammed Abdelkarim, whose mother and sisters were inside the house when it was set alight, says Hebrew slogans were scrawled on the house. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    A Palestinian woman sits inside her home following an arson attack in Khirbet Abu Falah, northeast of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The family said their West Bank home was torched in an attack they blamed on Jewish settlers. Mohammed Abdelkarim, whose mother and sisters were inside the house when it was set alight, says Hebrew slogans were scrawled on the house. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

A Palestinian family says their West Bank home was torched in an attack they blamed on Jewish settlers.

Mohammed Abdelkarim, whose mother and sisters were inside the house when it was set alight, says Hebrew slogans were scrawled on the house.

Abdelkarim says the fire Sunday damaged one room in the house and caused no injuries. Israeli police said they were looking into the incident.

Tensions are high between Israelis and Palestinians following a spate of deadly attacks that have killed 11 Israelis. At least five of the Palestinian attackers were killed.

A small group of Jewish extremists in recent years has targeted mosques, churches and private property in response to Palestinian or Israeli actions they oppose.