Firas Press reports that there has been a rash of thefts of shoes from mosques in Ramallah.
Muslims remove their shoes in an outer room and then pray inside. While they are in prayer, others have been going in and taking their shoes.
Some worshippers have resorted to splitting up their shoes, placing each one in a different corner of the room, so that the thieves would more likely be caught as they try to find the matching shoe.
When the worshippers return and find their shoes missing, they are forced to walk barefoot to a nearby store to buy some more shoes.
Which makes one wonder if perhaps the shoe store owners are involved....