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Foreign Office Minister condemns West Bank mosque arson attack

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt deplores "senseless" attack on a mosque in Qusra.

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Speaking today, the Minister for the Middle East said:

“I deplore the senseless arson attack on a mosque in the West Bank village of Qusra on 5 September. I note that the Palestinian Authority and the Government of Israel have also condemned this vindictive act of vandalism. This attack on a place of worship is despicable, and deliberately provocative. I welcome the stated determination of the Israeli authorities to pursue the criminals responsible, and I commend the restraint shown by the people of Qusra.”

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Published 7 September 2011