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Archbishop Hanna: Israel’s practices and terrorism in Syria are two sides of same coin

20140228-195826_h530646Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna said that the Israeli practices and policies and the crimes committed by terrorist groups in Syria are two sides of the same racist coin.

Receiving a number of Arab students at Haifa University on Friday, Archbishop Hanna reiterated his support for Syria in the face of the war targeting it.

He said that it has become clear that the terrorist groups in Syria are an extension of Zionism and serve its racist projects and suspect agendas in the region.

The Archbishop vowed to continue defending the nation’s causes and that Muslims and Christians will remain united in defending holy sites, including Al-Aqsa Mosque, denouncing Israel’s racist practices against Palestinians.

He said that those who legitimize racist laws at the Israeli Knesset and seek to uproot Christians from Palestine are the same as those who impose tribute on Christians in some areas in Syria, asserting that the targeting of Christians in the Middle East and dividing Arab communities into conflicting sects only serves Israel and allows it to implement its projects in the region.

The Archbishop affirmed that just as terrorists failed in Syria and elsewhere, they will fail to undermine the Christians’ determination to remain in the Middle East, and that Israel will fail to fragment and weaken the Palestinian people.

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