The widespread horror about it led to the establishment of the Organization of the Islamic Conference in 1969. (In 2011 it was renamed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.)
One piece of evidence of just how much trouble and pain this burning did may be seen in how Israel Shahak, the noted Israeli peace activist, described the reaction to this infamous arson among the Palestinians in a 1993 article.
Before the Intifada the single instance of resistance which swept through all Palestinian society in the Territories occurred in 1969 in protest of the arson of al-Aqsa mosque. All other protests were either geographically or socially limited. Many of them were limited only to the Gaza Strip refugee camps. Calls for strikes or other forms of protest were not widely observed. Many villages, which Israeli authorities described as 'loyal', never participated in protests before the inception of the Intifada. (Israel Shahak, "The Real Significance of the Oslo Accords," September 10, 1993, Open Secrets: Israeli Nuclear and Foreign Policies, 1997, Chapter 13.)Imagine that: a man partly influenced by HWA's ravings nearly provoked a Palestinian intifada in 1969.