Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Al-Quds, 27 Dzulhijjah 1436/11 October 2015 (MINA) – Archbishop Atallah Hanna said Muslims and Christians are united in the face of Israel’s notorious apartheid policies against the Palestinian people.

Hanna said during a solidarity visit to the holy al-Aqsa Mosque: “Today we are facing a new apartheid—a kind of oppressive politics rejected by all Palestinians alike, be them Muslims or Christians,” The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

He spoke out against what he dubbed a “preplanned terrorism” perpetrated by the Israeli occupation forces and vandals against the Palestinian people.

Hanna referred to cold-blooded murder and field executions as the most atrocious cases in point.

Hanna, along with a delegation of Christian clergy, also popped in Jerusalem hospitals to keep tabs on the health condition of the wounded Palestinians, wishing them a swift recovery.

According to the Archbishop, the tour carried out by Jerusalem’s mayor while holding a machinegun and inciting murder of Arabs is “a criminal act.”

He called for immediately ceasing racism against and attacks on the peaceful Muslim congregation at the holy al-Aqsa Mosque.

“Such racist policies are no less atrocious and perilous than South Africa’s ill-famed apartheid,” Archbishop Hanna said.

He hailed all Palestinians for standing firm against Israel’s ongoing terrorism and aggression on Islamic and Christian holy sites.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)