Israeli settlers attack Church of Gethsemane in Jerusalem

Israeli settlers attack Church of Gethsemane in Jerusalem
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AMMAN — Two Israeli settlers on Sunday morning tried morning to attack the Church of Gethsemane in occupied Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Authority’s Governorate of Jerusalem.اضافة اعلان

The governorate said two Israeli settlers broke into the church and tried to sabotage the content inside the church, but were confronted and foiled by a Palestinian man who was present at the church, according to Ahram online.

Israeli government ‘sponsor of all the crimes committed by settlers’The Palestinian Presidential Committee of Church Affairs condemned the failed attack. Chairman of the Committee, Ramzi Khoury, said in a press statement, “The extremist and fascist Israeli government is the sponsor of all the crimes committed by settlers against the Palestinian people and against Islamic and Christian sanctities.”

Khoury urged "the UN, the International Criminal Court and the churches of the world to take urgent and immediate action to stop all Israeli racist and extremist practices, to provide protection for the Palestinian people and Islamic and Christian sanctities, and to ensure the implementation of relevant international laws".

Christians targeted by ‘radical groups’Earlier this year, Israeli settlers vandalized a Christian cemetery in occupied Jerusalem over the New Year holidays, smashing crosses and knocking down headstones on more than 30 graves.

In December 2021, patriarchs and heads of churches in Jerusalem warned that "Christians have become the target of frequent and sustained attacks by fringe radical groups", referring to Israeli far-right activists.

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