Religious leaders in Israel and Palestine condemn mosque desecration
Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land on Burkin mosque
The Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land condemns the acts of desecration of the mosque in the village of Burkin in the northern West Bank yesterday. The Council calls upon people from all faiths – Christians, Jews and Muslims – to respect all Holy Places and sites for all three religions, and strongly discourages extremists’ behaviour that exploits or involves religion in a political/territorial dispute.
In the name of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the Ministry of Waqf and Religious Affairs at the PA and the Heads of the Local Churches of the Holy Land, the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land.
[For a story on the incident, click here.]