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Latin Patriarchate condemns fire attack at Joseph’s Tomb

Latin Patriarchate condemns fire attack at Joseph’s Tomb

STATEMENT – On Friday October 16, 2015, Joseph’s Tomb, a holy site for Jews, was set partially on fire by Palestinian youth in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank. The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem strongly condemns this attack.

The fire, which was set in Joseph’s Tomb this morning, is a senseless act that The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem strongly condemns.

This attack is an intolerable offense. The sanctity of all holy places be it Christian, Muslim or Jewish must be respected unconditionally. This vicious cycle of violence and revenge, which seems to become the norm, must stop immediately or else horrendous consequences will continue to follow.

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem calls once again for calm. The situation also calls for a sincere dialogue in order to reach a just solution based on the principle of a two-state solution.

Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem