Archbishop Hanna slams al-Quds Judaization plots

Archbishop Hanna slams al-Quds Judaization plots
Sun Jun 8, 2014 11:26:32

Palestinian Archbishop of the Sebastian Greek Orthodox Church Attalla Hanna has slammed Israeli plans to Judaize al-Quds (Jerusalem), describing the June 5 anniversary of 1967 occupation of al-Quds as a very sad and dramatic moment.

In a Saturday statement on the occasion of the 47th anniversary of al-Quds occupation, Hanna renewed his total rejection of the Tel Aviv regime’s Judaization schemes and other racist practices in the occupied al-Quds and Palestine.

“Despite Israeli escalated violations against the Palestinian people and holy sites, we will remain in Jerusalem and it will forever remain in our hearts,” he said in a press release.

“We renew our total rejection to Israeli occupation”, said the high ranking Christian cleric. “We, Muslims and Christians, remain united in defending occupied Jerusalem despite Israeli violations and pressures.”

“On the anniversary of Nakba (setback), we will remain united for the sake of freedom, dignity, and independence,” Hanna added.

People in several countries have launched a campaign of rallies to call for the liberation of the holy city of al-Quds.
Demonstrators in the Lebanese capital of Beirut marked on Saturday the annual event, which is dubbed “Global March to al-Quds.”

The march is aimed at expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people who continue to fall victim to the Israeli aggression.

Similar rallies were also held in the Palestinian territories, Jordan and Britain where thousands of people voiced their support for the holy city and its religious sites.


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