A mosque on the West Bank was attacked and burned by Israeli settlers, drawing condemnation from both the UN and the United States.
“The United States condemns the burning and vandalizing of a mosque in the West Bank village of Al-Mughayyir.” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.
“This attack is the latest of several such acts of violence against West Bank mosques. These incidents have served to undermine efforts to promote a comprehensive peace in the region.”
Toner says the United states calls on the Israeli government to investigate the attack and to bring the perpetrators to justice. He also asked for calm on the part of all parties in the wake of the attack.