QUSRA (AFP) - Vandals set fire to a mosque in the northern West Bank early on Monday in an apparent retaliatory attack after police dismantled three homes in a Jewish settlement. Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad on Monday said the Israeli government bore "full responsibility" for an arson attack on a mosque in the northern West Bank. "The Israeli government bears full responsibility for these attacks against our people, property and sacred places," Fayyad said in a statement issued several hours after burning tyres were rolled into the ground floor of a mosque in Qusra village, some 15 kilometres (12 miles) southeast of Nablus. Fayyad said he held Israel's government responsible "because it has failed in the past to hold the perpetrators of such attacks accountable." Nabil Abu Rudeina, spokesman for Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, said the attack was "proof of Israel's rejection of peace" and called on the international community to pressure the Jewish state over the attack and similar incidents. The mosque in Qusra village, some 15 kilometres (12 miles) southeast of Nablus, was damaged when two tyres were set alight on the ground floor of the building, which was being used as a storage area, local residents said, blaming Jewish settlers. The attack was very similar to another arson attack on a mosque in a nearby village which took place in early June, just days after police had demolished an outpost called Alei Ayin, sparking fierce clashes with settlers.