Abbas condemns ‘irresponsible’ torching of Joseph’s Tomb

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemns the torching of the compound housing Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus overnight Thursday-Friday by Palestinian rioters.

In a statement published on the Wafa news agency, Abbas called the act “irresponsible” and said a committee was being formed to investigate. The overnight fire was started with Molotov cocktails.

The PA president “decided to immediately form an investigative commission to probe this irresponsible act committed this morning, and [to] repair the damage to the site caused by these deplorable actions,” according to AFP.

— AFP contributed

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