The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounced extremist settlers’ “barbaric attack” on the Greek Orthodox Chapel and Garden in occupied Jerusalem, and their vandalism of its properties, and grave exhumations.
The Ministry said in a statement that this continuous provocative attack on churches and their properties aims to impose their control over the properties, slamming these attacks as an integral part of the occupation’s plans to deepen the annexation and Judaization of Jerusalem and its Christian and Islamic holy sites.
It held the Israeli government, headed by extremist Prime minister Naftali Bennett, fully and directly responsible for this attack and other flagrant violations of international law and the signed agreements, in an attempt to change the existing historical and legal status quo of Jerusalem and its holy places.
It called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations to quickly activate the system of international protection for the Palestinian people in general and for Jerusalem and its holy sites in particular.
It also called on the international community, the Vatican, the US administration, and the Arab and Islamic worlds to promptly move and pressure the Israeli government to disband the Jewish terrorist organizations, impose deterrent sanctions on them, and place them on the list of terrorist organizations.