Days of Palestine

Friday, March 31

Haneyya condemns Israeli attempt to assassinate Father Hanna

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Head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya has denounced the Israeli attempt to assassinate Father Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of the Palestinian Orthodox Church in Occupied Jerusalem.

Haneyya phoned Father Hanna and wished him a speedy recovery.

Father Atallah Hanna on Monday accused the Israeli occupation of being responsible for the poisoning incident that happened to him last week.

“What happened could be an attempt to assassinate me or keep me sick for the rest of my life. The effects of the poisonous substance are dangerous, especially to the nervous system,” Hanna told the official Jordanian TV channel.

He said that a Palestinian team embarked on ascertaining the type and source of the substance he had inhaled.

Father Hanna was rushed to a hospital in Jordan last week after he inhaled a chemical substance that had been sprayed by the Israeli occupation authority near the patriarchate in the holy city.