The Higher Presidential Committee for Church Affairs asserts that the Israeli forces and settlers are aggressively attempting to seize control of the Armenian Quarter in occupied Jerusalem, utilizing force, intimidation, and threats against its residents. The committee urgently calls upon the international community to intervene in order to safeguard this Christian heritage.
A statement released by the executive member of the PLO and head of this committee, Dr. Ramzi Khouri emphasized the relentless harassment faced by Armenian Quarter residents, and highlighted recent measures to dismantle walls within the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate’s private vehicle parking
Dr. Khouri affirmed that the Armenian Quarter is an indispensable Armenian and Palestinian heritage. He underscored the unwavering determination of the Palestinian people in resisting Israeli pressures, especially the discriminatory measures imposed on Christians and Muslims in Occupied Jerusalem. The committee’s head called for immediate and decisive international intervention to counter Israeli policies, cease settler provocations, and halt the forced displacement of Palestinians, particularly in the Old City.