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JERUSALEM, (AP) – Palestinians say Jewish settlers have set fire to a West Bank school.

The girls school, near Nablus in the northern West Bank, was found vandalized Wednesday morning with Hebrew graffiti on the wall reading “regards from the hills.” Jewish settlers live on hilly outposts nearby.

The Israeli military says that a complaint was received from Palestinians and Israeli police are investigating. The fire appeared to cause minor damage.

The incident appears to be the latest action in a campaign extremist Jewish settlers call the “price tag.” They say it is their response to moves by the Israeli government to remove unauthorized settlements or restrict settlement construction.

Two weeks ago, arsonists torched a West Bank mosque, scrawling “revenge” on a wall in Hebrew and charring copies of the Muslim holy book.

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