ADL Condemns Arson Attack Against West Bank Mosque

Jerusalem, June 7, 2011 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today forcefully condemned an arson attack against a West Bank mosque. Police suspect that extremist Israeli Jews threw burning tires into the mosque in Al Mughayyir, near Ramallah, and also left behind graffiti. Extremists have perpetrated similar acts of vandalism toward West Bank mosques in the past year.

ADL's Israel Office issued the following statement:

We join with leaders of Israel's government and civil society in forcefully condemning this act of hate.

Violence and the desecration of religious sites are unacceptable ways to express political opposition and must not be tolerated by democratic societies. 

We hope the perpetrators of this attack will be identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.