EU missions slam settler attacks on mosque, church

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EU missions slam settler attacks on mosque, church
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
The European Union's diplomatic missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah on Friday denounced recent attacks by extremist Jewish settlers on Muslim and Christian religious sites in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

The diplomatic missions specifically cited recent attacks on a Bethlehem mosque and a Greek Orthodox seminary in West Jerusalem.  

In a joint statement, they said that such religiously-motivated "hate crimes" would contribute to fueling instability in the region.

Officials at the two missions called for launching investigations into the two recent attacks.

On Wednesday, Israeli settlers torched a Bethlehem mosque and sprayed anti-Muslim graffiti on the walls of the building.

And on Thursday, settlers torched part of a Greek Orthodox seminary in West Jerusalem, on which they sprayed anti-Christian graffiti.

Numerous attacks by extremist Jewish settlers on Muslim and Christian places of worship have been reported recently, both in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and inside the self-proclaimed Jewish state itself.

Last Mod: 27 Şubat 2015, 18:16
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