B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International decries the vandalism of a mosque in a West Bank town near Nablus by suspected extremists in an apparent “price tag” attack on the night of Oct. 13.
Incendiaries were thrown into the mosque, located in Akraba, through a broken window, torching the insides, while the attackers spray-painted the outside of the building with the words “price tag,” the mark of a small fringe of Jewish extremists who target property belonging to Arabs and sometimes the Israel Defense Forces.
This act of intolerance, rightly deplored by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, has no place in a democratic society. B’nai B’rith is confident that the Israeli authorities will launch a full investigation into the matter, and that the perpetrators will be apprehended and tried.