Defense Minister Ehud Barak issued a statement Monday evening, condemning the morning's attack on a mosque in Kfar Beit Fajar, in the Gush Eztion area.
The land outside the mosquewas set alight and graffiti was sprayed on the walls early Monday morning, allegedly by settlers in the area. The statement said from the Defense Minister’s Media Adviser said that Barak instructed the security forces to take all measures in order to apprehend those responsible.
The Defense Minister said that, "Whoever did this is a terrorist in every sense of the word, and intended to hurt the chances for peace and dialogue with the Palestinians. This was a shameful act that besmirched the State of Israel and its values."