UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon has condemned the arson attack on the Tomb of Joseph in Nablus and called for a thorough investigation as soon as possible to bring to justice the perpetrators of this crime.
Ban Ki-moon praised the President of the Palestinian authority Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) for a conviction of arson of Jewish Holy sites and the formation of the investigation team.
The UN Secretary-General called on all sides to prevent damage to religious sites and refrain from provocative actions and statements, and to not allow extremists to turn the political conflict into a religious one.
We will remind, on the night of 16 October, the Arabs burned the Tomb of Joseph in Nablus, causing this Jewish Shrine. Abbas condemned the incident, demanded an investigation and ordered to immediately restore the tomb.