Israeli residents of Mitzpeh Yericho, a small community between Jerusalem and the biblical town of Jericho, are angered by the government's silence over the recent desecration of a local synagogue and study hall.
Last Thursday, locals woke to find that their synagogue and yeshiva had been broken into. The vandals destroyed books and furniture and defaced a Torah scroll.
The police and army believe that youth from a nearby Palestinian Arab village or Bedouin encampment were responsible.
A spokesperson for the community told Israel National News that there is a lot of anger over the fact that the government has all but ignored the incident, while it goes to such great lengths to express regret any time Jews are suspected of vandalizing mosques.