Palestinian Archbishop Sebastia Atallah Hanna has declared that Palestinians do not accept any a deal at the expense of their national cause, and that they will foil every conspiracy which aims to erase it.
Hanna said, during a meeting with a media Brasilia delegation, on Tuesday, that the city of Jerusalem has its place and sanctity in the three monotheistic religions.
“It is the city of peace, but the peace of Jerusalem is absent due to the crimes that have been committed against it, and the right of its sanctities, endowments and national institutions.”
“Our message this Christmas is that we are rooted in the soil of this land, and the tree that we light is hundreds of years old with its roots deep in the land. This is who we are as Palestinians, deeply rooted in the earth of the land.”
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— Damanda C_Palestine ❄ (@amanda_damanda) December 23, 2017
He stressed, according to Al Ray, that Palestinians are treated as strangers in the city, saying that Israel has attacked its sanctity and the Palestinian presence.
He expressed Palestinian rejection of U.S. President Trump’s declaration regarding Jerusalem, and that no political body has the right to make Palestinians as guests in their city:
“We declare our rejection of the deal of the century, which is intended to eliminate the Palestinian issue and wipe it totally.”
Palestinian Archbishop Sebastia Atallah Hanna has declared that Palestinians do not accept any a deal at the expense of their national cause, and that they will foil every conspiracy which aims to erase it.https://t.co/iLSwl9QEt0 pic.twitter.com/DezfmV9OR5
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He noted that Palestinian Christians are an inseparable part of Palestinian people, stressing that the Palestinian cause unites Palestinians who are in agreement on Jerusalem as their capital.
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