Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna expressed his refusal of the cultural and artistic events being conducted by Israeli authorities in Occupied Jerusalem under the theme: “Lights of Jerusalem”.
He opined that these events aim at Judaizing the occupied city of Jerusalem by changing its historic Arab and Islamic landmarks. In a statement on Saturday, Hanna said, “These activities are dangerous since they are implemented under the veil of civilization and culture while in reality they are political events against the holy city and its people”.
He also pointed to the suffering of the Jerusalemite people who complain about the Israeli aggressive practices that restrict their movement and target their existence in the city.
Archbishop Hanna also slammed the silence of the world towards Israeli aggressive practices in Occupied Jerusalem.