ADL Condemns ‘Price Tag’ Attack on West Bank Mosque

Jerusalem, October 14, 2014 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned an attack on a West Bank mosque, which authorities believe to be another “price tag” attack perpetrated by Jewish extremists.

The perpetrators vandalized the mosque, in the village of Aqraba outside of Nablus, overnight on Oct. 13. A firebomb was thrown inside, damaging several holy books and rugs, and ultra-nationalist graffiti was sprayed on the outside of the building.

ADL’s Israel Office issued the following statement:

We are outraged by this apparent price-tag attack on a mosque, and join with Israeli leaders in strongly condemning this and other acts of violence, vandalism and hate perpetrated by extremist Israelis. 

We reiterate our call for Israeli officials to use the enhanced tools available to law enforcement and the judiciary to vigorously investigate and prosecute those responsible for these reprehensible attacks. 

“Price Tag” is the name given by extremist Israeli settlers to attacks carried out in reprisal for Israeli government action against illegal settlement activity.  Such attacks - including the targeting of mosques, churches, Arab homes and property, Israeli military bases and vehicles, as well as other settlers - have increased in recent years.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.