Peres: Arson of Kfar Yasuf mosque is 'a severe crime'

Peres Arson of Kfar Yas

President Shimon Peres on Saturday condemned the arsonists who set fire to a mosque in the village of Kfar Yasuf on Friday and called on the government, the security forces and law enforcement institutions to muster all the resources at their disposal to bring the culprits to justice. "This is a severe crime that runs counter to the policy of the State of Israel that respects all religions and allows freedom of worship," said Peres. "It is untenable," he added, "that a group of extremists should endanger the status of the State of Israel as a country that abides by the rule of law."