ADL Condemns West Bank Mosque Vandalism
Jerusalem, December 11, 2009 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the vandalization of a West Bank mosque, allegedly by Jewish extremists. The perpetrators set fire to holy books, furniture and rugs, and spray painted hateful graffiti in Hebrew on the walls of a mosque in the Palestinian village of Yasuf.
ADL's Israel Office issued the following statement:
We are horrified and outraged by the acts of vandalism early this morning at a mosque in the West Bank that are believed to have been perpetrated by Jewish extremists. As Jews, we know all too well what it is like to have our houses of worship targeted by violence and hate.
That Jewish extremists may have used such despicable methods to express political opposition is beyond the pale. We join with Israel's political, military and religious leadership in condemning this disgraceful assault.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.