17023Patriarch of Jerusalem: We will Respond to the Occupation Crimes in the Holy Land with More Construction
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Patriarch of Jerusalem: We will Respond to the Occupation Crimes in
the Holy Land with More Construction
Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:21
On Thursday 11th October, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem,
Theophilos III, said that Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Will respond to the Israeli attacks which have recently carried out on
the holy sites by building new churches and repairing damages in the old
"Muslims and Christians exist in this land as its original citizens and
not as guests, and who thinks that such crimes will lead any of us to
leave, will be completely wrong," Said the Patriarch, "We are convinced
of our existence, and we have the right to resist and defend our land,
and to preserve our religious and civilization in the holy lands."
These statements were issued in light of the Israeli continuous
violations on the Christian and Muslim holy places, and the last attack
was on the Romanian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem.
The Patriarchate also announced in its statement that it will increase
the construction of churches in every spot in the West Bank based on the
The Patriarch condemns the Israeli dangerous attacks that target the
Islamic-Christian existence in the holy land.