Al-Liqa’ Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy
In response to the burning of the mosque of Beit Fajjar
Al-Liqa Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land issued the
following statement in the aftermath of the burning of the mosque of Beit Fajjar
in the Bethlehem Governorate.
Al-Liqa' Center condemns strongly the burning of the mosque of Beit Fajjar. This
is not the first time that mosques are faced with burning and looting. Several
mosques were attacked by colonial settlers but without the arrest of the
culprits. The burning of mosques is an attack on the freedom of worship and on
human and religious values. In addition, these attacks only add to tensions at
the time when the peace process is in the making. We, Muslims and Christians,
condemn this attack on the mosque of Beit Fajjar. We ask for the arrest of the
culprits and to bring them to justice.