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Jerusalem Committee Condemns Zionist Intransigence Towards Resurrection Church
Jerusalem Committee Condemns Zionist Intransigence Towards Resurrection Church
Israeli authorities unfairly demand the Church of the Resurrection (Holy Sepulchre) in Jerusalem must pay grossly exaggerated millions of dollars in overdue water and electricity charges, from which holy places were traditionally exempt.
Saturday, November 10,2012 07:55

The Jerusalem Committee of the Federation of Arab Doctors condemned Zionist occupation authorities’ intransigence towards the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

In a press statement, Dr. Gamal Abdul-Salam, Muslim Brotherhood leader and the Director of the Jerusalem Committee, said: "The overdues demanded of the Church by Israeli occupation authorities are highly exaggerated, claiming electricity consumption amounting to the equivalent of two million dollars. This confirms that Israel is persisting in its occupation policy of persecution and provocation against Jerusalem’s Arabs and their Muslim and Christian holy sites.

"We, therefore, call for a clear Arab discourse in support of Arab presence in Jerusalem, especially to face up to Judaization schemes practiced by the occupation authorities."

The Patriarchate of the Greek Orthodox in Jerusalem had threatened to close down the Church of the Resurrection to all worshipers and tourists next week, unless Zionist occupation authorities withdrew their decision to impose charges for water and electricity, to demand payment of accumulated debts amounting to millions of dollars, and to issue orders to freeze the bank accounts of the Patriarchate.
tags: Muslim Brotherhood / Jerusalem / Jerusalem Committee / Zionist Occupation / Muslim and Christian
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