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A Coney Island mosque was vandalized with the words “Death 2 Palestine” overnight Thursday — the final day of Ramadan, police said.
The hateful message was found scrawled in blue spray paint near the front door of Tayba Islamic Center on Coney Island Avenue around 6:45 a.m., cops said.
“When we get there, we see some kind of anti-Muslim graffiti spray-painted on the door,” a police source said.
Thursday is Eid al-Fitr, one of the holiest days of the year marking the end of fasting of Ramadan.
The Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating, cops said.
The apparent bias attack comes amid ongoing protests in the Big Apple over the Israel-Palestine conflict — and weeks after a vandal used stones to break windows at several Bronx Jewish centers.
The Jewish Center, Chabad of Riverdale, Young Israel of Riverdale and Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale were all hit with rocks back in April.
Alleged vandal Jordan Burnette, 29, was arrested in the case and cut loose on supervised release, officials said.
The City Council on Wednesday passed a bill that would increase the fines for vandalism of houses of worship — including mosques — from $500 to $1,000.
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