Following the price tag on an Umm al-Fahm mosque, Dr. Ziad Abu Mokh, the head of the Interior Ministry's Muslim desk: "This is a severe incident that is difficult to describe in words. The atrocious act was committed by a handful of people who have no religion or conscience – it's an act that triggers among Muslims harsh feelings.
"After a holy site is desecrated, no one wants to visit it any more." In an appeal to the Inspector General of the Israel Police and interior minister, Abu Mokh asked that the perpetrators of the violent crime be brought to justice. (Hassan Shaalan)