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Foreign Office Minister condemns attacks on mosques in the West Bank

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt as condemned the increased arson attacks on mosques in the West Bank, which are designed to aggravate tensions.

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Speaking today the Foreign Office Minister said:

“I condemn the burning of the Nebi Akasha mosque in West Jerusalem and the Burqa mosque in the West Bank. These are deliberately provocative attacks on places of worship, designed to aggravate tensions.

“We welcome the clear condemnation of the attacks by Israeli leaders, and the stated intention of the Israeli government to bring the perpetrators to justice. The package of measures announced by Prime Minister Netanyahu in response to settler violence is a welcome step forward. We look forward to seeing the results of these measures, and to seeing those behind the violence punished under law.”

Published 17 December 2011