The Foreign Minsitry calls on those responsible for the burning of the Baptist Church complex in Jerusalem on 23 October to apprehend those responsible and bring them to justice.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Israel Foreign Ministry expresses shock and dismay at the criminal act of  arson at the Baptist Church complex in Jerusalem on the night of 23 October, and calls on those responsible to exert every effort to apprehend those responsible and bring them to justice.

The Foreign Ministry expresses solidarity with the members of the Baptist congregation at this painful time and its readiness to help in any way needed. To this end, the Ministry’s representatives are in regular contact with the heads of the Baptist Church.

The freedom of religion and worship are among the cornerstones of the State of Israel, and Israel will not allow any extremist elements to harm these freedoms.