Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church in Palestine and Jerusalem, Atallah Hanna, stated on Thursday that the Palestinian people in Jerusalem are the natives of the land and not strangers or intruders
His statements came during a Thursday afternoon visit to the protest tent in Sheikh Jarrah, in East Jerusalem, and the protest tent in Mount of Olives. He also visited areas where Israel recently demolished Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.
Hanna slammed the illegal Israeli policies in East Jerusalem and said that Israel wants to demolish Palestinian homes and annex Palestinian lands.
“This is a racist policy, this policy is unjust and illegal”, he stated, “We reject these policies, the Palestinians in Jerusalem are natives, not intruders or strangers, but Israel wants to terrify and intimidate the Palestinians in order to leave the city”.
Hanna added that the Israeli policies are dangerous and require serious intervention from the Arabs, from the Muslims and Christians around the globe.
Archbishop Hanna returned to Palestine on Wednesday after touring in Denmark, Sweden and Canada, where he held several seminars on Jerusalem and the illegal Israeli policies.
April 11, 2009 - Posted by Farhud NEWS