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Published:February 9th, 2016 09:47 EST
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Ban Condemns Arson Attack on West Bank Synagogue

By SOP newswire3

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the arson attack on 6 February against a synagogue in the West Bank and called for a thorough investigation to quickly bring the perpetrators to justice.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the UN chief condemned the attack, in which a makeshift tent being used as a synagogue and the scrolls inside were destroyed.

The Secretary-General also calls on all sides to respect the sanctity of all holy sites, refrain from any inflammatory actions or statements and reject the extremist elements that are pursuing a political agenda seeking to transform the current situation into a religious conflict, " the statement concludes.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53184#.VrnuMf_2YeE

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