Mosque attack in Kfar Burka 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy of Btselem)
The Palestinian Authority on Thursday condemned the torching of the mosque in
the village of Burka, 6 km. east of, saying the settlers have declared war on
PA officials said they were studying the possibility of
establishing “popular committees” that would be entrusted with patrolling
Palestinian villages to prevent attacks by settlers.
Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesman for the PA, said the Israeli government was
responsible for the recurring settler attacks and called on the international
community to intervene to them.
Senior PA officials who visited the
mosque said that it would be renovated soon.
Nabil Sha’ath, a member of the Fatah central committee, also accused the
government and the IDF of inciting settlers to attack Palestinians.
strongly condemn the continued attacks by settlers against our people and their
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Hamas warned that Palestinians
would not remain idle in the face of recent attacks on mosques in the West Bank
and the Gaza Strip.
“Our people won’t be intimidated by Israeli
policies,” Hamas said. “The Zionist enemy’s war on holy sites is a flagrant
violation of international conventions and religious beliefs.”