Jerusalem, October 4, 2010 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the torching of a West Bank mosque in the village of Beit Fajar. According to reports, the mosque was set aflame, and anti-Arab and anti-Muslim graffiti was found on the walls.
The incident followed at least two other acts of vandalism on mosques in the West Bank which are believed to have been perpetrated by extremist Israeli Jews.
ADL's Israel Office issued the following statement:
We are outraged by the attack on the mosque in Beit Fajar.
We join with Israeli officials in condemning this act of hate, and hope that the joint IDF-Palestinian investigative team will identify and apprehend the perpetrators of this vicious act and bring them to justice according to the law.
These violent acts, which are believed to be the work of Israeli Jewish extremists, are unacceptable. Political opposition should be expressed in peaceful and legal ways.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.