Jerusalem Archbishop: ‘Everything Palestinian Is Targeted by Israel’s Occupation’

The Palestinian Archbishop of Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox Church, Atallah Hanna, said yesterday that everything Palestinian in Jerusalem is targeted by the Israeli occupation.

During a meeting with a delegation from Medecins Sans FrontiAres (Doctors without Borders, MSF), Hanna explained the dangers threatening Palestinians’ existence and identity in the Holy City, Al-Wattan Voice reported.

Hanna added that recently, the Israeli occupation canceled a planned celebration on the 50th anniversary of establishing Al-Maqased Hospital, noting that the Israeli occupation had canceled many other Palestinian events planned to take place in Jerusalem.

The Archbishop said that Palestinians are living under severe torture and harsh persecution, pointing to Israel’s closure of Palestinian institutions in the city. It seems that they wanted us to give up Jerusalem and submit to their policies, measures, and practices, he added.

Source: Palestine Chronicle