Burning of the New Testaments is very bad taste and it's wrong. However according to the Israeli law, missionary activity is banned in Israel. It has lots of churches, mosques and t's the centre of Bahai religion (in Haifa). However missionary activity is not allowed. Whoever did it, did it against the law.
Israeli soldier collapses, dies from heatstroke during visit to Jerusalem's Old City (Haaretz)