Canada Condemns Arson Attack at Mosque in Israel

(No. 284 - October 4, 2011 - 4:45 p.m. ET) Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued this statement following a deliberately set fire at a mosque in Tuba Zangaria, Israel:

“On behalf of all Canadians, I deplore this act of arson and join Israeli leaders in their condemnation of it.

“Thankfully, no one was hurt, but attacks on religious institutions are inexcusable.

“Those responsible for yesterday’s criminal act should be punished to the full extent of the law.”

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