Hamas movement strongly condemns the attempt by an extremist Israeli settler to burn Gethsemane Church in Jerusalem.
We believe that this act is an example of hatred and radicalisation exercised by Israeli settlers against the Palestinian people.
The continuing attacks on mosques, churches, and sanctities by Israeli settlers is a result of direct incitement by Israeli officials against the Palestinian people and their sacred places.
Therefore, we hold the Israeli occupation accountable for the repercussions of such criminal acts in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and elsewhere in Palestine.
On the other hand, we call on the Palestinian people to tackle the Israeli attacks and protect the Palestinian sacred places at any cost.