Palestinian Legislator, Sheikh Hamed Betawy, said that the Friday at dawn torching of the Great Mosque in Salfit is not the first or the last attack carried out by fundamentalist Jewish settlers, against the Palestinians and their holy sites.Al Betawy said that the settlers are racists and terrorists who target holy sites in Palestine, including Jerusalem, and are ongoing with their crimes against the Palestinians, their lands, trees and holy places.

He demanded the international community and the United Nations to stop the ongoing Israeli violations and called on the Muslims all over the world to defend the holy places in Palestine.

The mosque was burnt by the settlers on Friday at dawn. The fire consumed the library of the mosque and most of the carpets before the villagers and local firefighters rushed to put it off.