Monday, 28 September 2009

Archbishop Hanna: Today the Aqsa and tomorrow the Holy Sepulcher

Archbishop Hanna: Today the Aqsa and tomorrow the Holy Sepulcher

[ 28/09/2009 - 10:12 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Attala Hanna, the Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, has warned that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) would not spare Christian holy shrines.

He said in a press release on Sunday that what the IOA is planning for occupied Jerusalem was "very serious", adding that what happened on Sunday morning in the Aqsa Mosque was a "serious indicator" for the IOA plans for Jerusalem in general and the Aqsa in particular.

"We the Jerusalemite Christian Palestinians cannot stand idle or arms folded regarding what happened today", Hanna said, adding, "Today the Aqsa (is targeted) and tomorrow the Holy Sepulcher … occupation's racism does not exclude anyone".

The Archbishop expressed absolute condemnation of the IOA targeting of holy places especially the Aqsa Mosque, announcing the holy land's Christians' full solidarity with their Muslim brothers.

"We tell the occupiers we are not aliens in our city and we are not guests, the aliens are those who came (from outside the country) and colonized this country. We are the owners of this land and we will remain in it because this is our country, this is our Jerusalem and this is our holy land," Hanna emphasized in conclusion.

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