Moral support from a Bihsop for Al - Aqsa
A bishop in Jerusalem named Atallah Hanna who also was one of the Jerusalem Greek Orthodox Christians urged all churches in the world to help defend Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli attacks.
Because the prohibition of the Zionist Israelis, Palestinians can not enter into the Al Aqsa Mosque compound. Palestinians, can not perform their prayers in the mosque, the prayer call adzan and forced them to do anything outside the mosque.
Palestinians Dhuhr perform their prayers on the outside wall of Al-Aqsa mosque.
Archbishop Atallah Hanna called on all Muslims and all Christians to unite in order to prevent attacks and desecration of the Al Aqsa Mosque.
This appeal came after Israeli special forces attacked Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, by firing rubber bullets and tear gas canisters.
Hanna said in a statement, "We call upon all the Christian churches in the world to stand against Israel's actions against the Al Aqsa and discriminatory policies against the Muslim brethren in Palestine us."
Stated to him that the Palestinian Christians also must protect the holy places of Muslims, Hanna then said: "We, as Christians in Palestine, will see any attack on the holy places of Muslims as an attack on our holy places, too. We stand with the Al Aqsa Mosque, and we strongly condemn the siege and the attacks committed by Israel against the Al Aqsa Mosque. "
Hanna also said that Israel sought to destroy all holy places, except the Jewish holy places, as he warned that Israel had also previously attacked the Greek Orthodox church.