Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem confirmed that it will support all efforts to realize justice for journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot and killed on May 11 in Jenin by Israeli occupation forces, said Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, General Secretary of the Patriarchate, during a memorial service for Abu Akleh held yesterday at the Roman Catholic Church in Bethlehem.
During the service, Archbishop Aristarchos delivered a speech on behalf of Patriarch Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem, praising Abu Akleh for her devotion to the rights of her Nation and to her profession, condemning targeting her while she was performing her duty, and offering condolences to her family.
Patriarch Theophilos III had granted an immediate exceptional blessing to bury Abu Akleh at the Orthodox cemetery. He also participated in the press conference held at Saint Joseph Hospital regarding the police assault against participants in her funeral on May 13.