Except for Israel (as a result of the court’s decision), no civilized country permits torture only to extract a confession and where the accused poses no danger.
The fire was apparently started by several youths from a local Lebanese family following a fight that broke out between a member of the family and Syrian refugee workers.
Joint List leader Ayman Odeh condemned the incident, calling it a "despicable act that attacks the Charismas spirit an the spirit of unity in the Arab society" in Israel.
The suspect was later found dead.
No one was harmed during the incident.
The embassy said that protection of religious minorities was critical, but praised Israel for the arrest of the individual believed to be responsible for the incident.
The decommissioning process will take nine months to a year and will cost an estimated $30 million.
"Burnt books conjure up such dark times in our collective history. Disturbing."
The fire was described as a possible arson attack, and was allegedly started after a failed break-in.
Prosecutors recently found new evidence for the case that demands investigating, and a tentative trial date has been set for November.