#BreakingNews Bishops of the Holy Land Issue Joint Statement Condemning Violent Israeli Intrusion at Funeral of Christian Palestinian Journalist
We, the Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Bishops and the faithful of the Christian Churches in the Holy Land, hereby condemn the violent intrusion of the Israeli Police into a funeral procession of the slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, as it was going from Saint Joseph Hospital to the Greek-Melkite Cathedral Church. The Police stormed into a Christian health institute, disrespecting the Church, disrespecting the health institute, disrespecting the memory of the deceased and forcing the pallbearers almost to drop the coffin.
The murder of Shireen Abu Aqla & the actions of the Israeli occupying forces at her funeral are symptomatic of the crime of apartheid that's being inflicted on Palestinians.— Andy McDonald MP (@AndyMcDonaldMP) May 16, 2022
It's time the UK Government recognised what has been rigorously documented by @hrw, @amnesty & @btselem. pic.twitter.com/3ZlsZJHGPm