Ashton condemns 'troubling' attack on W. Bank mosque

European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on Israeli authorities Thursday to investigate the "troubling" attack on a West Bank mosque on Wednesday, saying such incidents undermined the peace process.
Ashton, who made the comments in a statement, said that she condemned the "attack on December 7, 2011 in which a flaming tyre [sic] was thrown into the entrance of the mosque and the mosque's walls were sprayed with graffiti."
Ashton said "accountability and the rule of law are essential," calling on Israel to investigate the vandalism and bring the "perpetrators to justice."
Police on Wednesday announced they were investigating the event, but said it was too early to name suspects.