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31 Dec

Analysis: Who is Archbishop Atallah Hanna, and Why Does Israel Hate Him?

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor “They will run and not grow weary,” is a quote from the Bible (Isaiah, 40:41) that adorns the homepage of Kairos Palestine. This important document, which parallels a similar initiative emanating from South Africa during the anti-apartheid struggle years, has come to represent […]

20 Dec

Report: Palestine Archbishop Atallah Hanna Suffers the Effects of Tear-gas Inhalation

According to Quds TV, the Head of the Sebastia Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Archbishop Atallah Hanna, was reportedly hospitalised on Wednesday, after being exposed to chemical substances, Middle East Monitor reported. The Archbishop was rushed to hospital after an Israeli gas canister was fired into his […]

13 May

Atallah Hanna speaks on the Dismissal of the Patriarch of Jerusalem

In an interview with spokesman of the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Dr. Archimandrite Atallah Hanna, conducted the Palestine News Network, Hanna affirms that the church is serious about appointing the suitable Patriarch, and confirmed that the church will pursue the dismissed Patriarch Irineuos, with all legal means. Hanna revealed information, […]

24 Mar

Atallah Hanna: Death Threats won’t change my Stance

Archimandrite Atallah Hanna, spokesperson of the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem stated on Wednesday that he does not pay a lot of attention to the death threats he has been receiving saying this won’t force him to change his stance concerning the Greek Patriarch Irineos the first. The Archimandrite received death […]

02 Apr

Archbishop Hanna Calls For Releasing All Detainees As Coronavirus Detected In Prison

Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of occupied Jerusalem, Attallah Hanna, issued a statement calling on Israel to release the Palestinian political prisoners in its jails, especially after a recently released detainee was found to be infected with the Coronavirus. The Archbishop said that Israel must release all […]

11 Feb

Archbishop Hanna: “Jerusalem Is Not For Sale”

Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Father Atallah Hanna, stated on Tuesday morning, that the so-called “Deal of the Century” of U.S. President D. Trump, is a conspiracy and an attempt to eliminate all inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, and added that “Jerusalem is not […]

27 Dec

Israel Accused of Attempting to Poison Archbishop Hanna

The head of Hamas’s political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, has denounced what appears to be a possible attempt to assassinate Father Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of the Palestinian Orthodox Church in Occupied Jerusalem. Father Hanna, on Monday, suggested that the Israeli occupation was responsible for the incident that happened to him last […]

03 Jan

Archbishop Hanna: Palestinian Christians Are Not Communities In Their Homeland

The Archbishop of Sebastia, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Atallah Hanna, stated that the Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land weren’t communities in their lands.   During his receive to the journalists on Tuesday, Hanna added, “We are not communities, neither minorities, in our holy land.”   Hanna […]

14 Mar

Archbishop Hanna: Palestinians Do Not Accept Any Deal at Expense of Cause

Palestinian Archbishop Sebastia Atallah Hanna has declared that Palestinians do not accept any a deal at the expense of their national cause, and that they will foil every conspiracy which aims to erase it. Hanna said, during a meeting with a media Brasilia delegation, on Tuesday, that the city of […]

31 Jul

HCEF Holds Meeting with Bethlehem Partners, in Honor of Dr. Hanna Hanania

In the presence of its board members and president of the American Federation of Ramallah, Dr. Hanna Hanania, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) hosted a business lunch for a group of partner institutions in Bethlehem, in particular, and Palestine in general, in an effort to strengthen these bonds […]

29 Aug

Archbishop Hanna Attends Protest over Settlement Plans for Church Compound

Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna was among a number of political and religious leaders to take part in a march Saturday protesting the purchase, by Israeli settlers, of a Christian church compound in the southern occupied West Bank.The 38-dunam (9.3 acre) compound, known as Beit al-Baraka, is located to the north […]

05 Apr

Archbishop Hanna Invokes Peace Amid Holy Week Chaos

Orthodox Christian pilgrims from around the world have begun arriving in Jerusalem to take part in Easter celebrations.Pilgrims included Christians from Russia, Greece, Romania, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Serbia and other countries. The archbishop of the Sebastian Greek Orthodox Church, Atallah Hanna, addressed crowds of pilgrims celebrating Lazarus Saturday in the al-Eizariya […]

09 Oct

Archbishop Hanna: “Attack On Al-Aqsa Targets Palestinian History And Identity”

October 9, 2014 3:49 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Archbishop Attallah Hanna, of the Greek Orthodox Church in occupied Palestine and Jerusalem, strongly denounced the Israeli military and fanatic Israeli groups who attacked and invaded the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.Hanna said that the attack is a very serious violation targeting, again, not only one of the holiest Islamic […]

12 Mar

Archimandrite Hanna slams Israeli incitement against Palestinians, Arabs, in Jerusalem

March 12, 2008 3:14 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Archimandrite Atallah Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Church, stated on Tuesday that he is deeply concerned by racist statements voiced by Israeli officials against the Palestinians in Jerusalem and Arab residents of Israel. He said that these statements carry hatred and blind injustice against the Arabs and Palestinians who are […]

30 Jun

Archbishop Hanna: Israeli aggression against the Palestinians is an ugly crime

Archbishop of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Atallah Hanna, described the Israeli offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank as "an ugly crime, an organized state terrorism.”  Archbishop Hanna stressed his "deep condemnation, the church’s condemnation and all Palestinian Christians’ condemnation of this attack against […]

22 Jul

Palestinian Archbishop Condemns Israeli Theft of Christian Artifact

The Palestinian Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Theodisius Atallah Hanna, issued a statement Tuesday condemning the Israeli military’s theft of a Christian holy object, a fifth century baptismal font from the Church of Nativity. The Archbishop stated, “The theft of the historical baptismal font yesterday is […]

26 Dec

‘The Last Generation’: How Occupation is Driving Christians out of Palestine

By Peter Oborne for Middle East Eye One week before Christmas. I’m in Manger Square and watching pilgrims descend from buses and make their way to the Church of the Nativity, first built in the fourth century, on the spot where, according to Christian tradition, the infant Jesus was born. […]

16 Sep

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Says Hebron Real Estate Under Threat

Bishop Atallah Hanna, the archbishop of Sebastian Roman Orthodox, stated Saturday, that the ancient Orthodox real estate in the area of ​​Hebron Gate is under serious threat, and that extremist Jewish settlers may seize these properties at any time. The archbishop issued the following statements while being hosted by a […]

19 Jun

Soldiers Attack A Celebration Of The Palestinian Russian Friendship Society In Jerusalem

A large police force and intelligence officers invaded, on Monday evening, a hall at the Ambassador Hotel in occupied East Jerusalem, attacked a celebration held by the Palestinian Russian Friendship Society, and detained several Palestinians. The participants were celebrating the Russian National Day, before the officers stormed the hotel and […]

22 Sep

Distortions of Palestinian Identity: ‘The Merry Christmas People’

When Palestinian Minister of Sports and Youth Jabril Rajoub called Palestinian Christians ‘the Merry Christmas people’ he fueled the problematic debate of who is truly Palestinian. by Nassar Ibrahim Usually I do not engage in discussions that challenge my sense of national or social dignity. For instance, I am not […]

28 Aug

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (20- 26 August 2015)

August 28, 2015 11:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 20- 26 August 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings During the reporting period, Israeli forces used excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in […]

28 Jun

Israeli Troops Stop a Protest Against the Takeover of Beit Al Baraka Church by Israeli Settlers

June 28, 2015 12:05 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Members of the Combatants for Peace movement and activists from Popular Committees against the Wall and settlements in the southern West Bank gathered, on Saturday, near Beit Al Baraka Church and hospital building located on the Jerusalem-Hebron road to protest the Israeli army’s decision to allow settlers to take over […]

05 Apr

Palestinian Christian leaders criticize Israeli restrictions on Easter celebration

April 5, 2015 5:33 AM Celine Hagbard Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

The archbishop of the Sebastian Greek Orthodox Church, Atallah Hanna, addressed crowds in the town of al-Ezzariya (Lazarus) on Saturday, condemning the Israeli restrictions on Easter celebrations, and calling on Christians around the world to pray and to voice their support for their Christian brethren in Palestine.The speech by Archbishop […]

12 Oct

Palestinian Christian Leaders: Europe Must Recognize the State of Palestine

October 12, 2014 1:38 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Human rights, Palestine 0

In a Middle East region that continues to suffer from the consequences of violence, the people of Palestine continue to live under occupation and in exile, the Palestinian News Network reports. Palestinian Christians, the descendants of the first Christians, are an integral part of the Palestinian people, and continue to […]

25 Apr

Christian Leaders Tell Youth to Tear Up Israeli Army Forms

Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna and former Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah, on Friday, April 25th, called upon Christian youth to resist enlisting in the Israeli military and to disregard any ‘propaganda’ encouraging them to do so.The statement came after a Friday meeting between the two religious figures, following reports that Israeli […]

22 Aug

Another Price Tag Attack Targets Christian Monastery Near Jerusalem

August 22, 2013 4:06 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A Christian Monastery in the Deir Jamal area, between Jerusalem and Ramla, was attacked by a Molotov cocktail, while racist graffiti, used by Price Tag extremist Israeli groups, were found on its exterior walls, the Arabs48 news Website has reported.The Monastery is currently holding a number of summer camps; various […]

15 May

Thousands Mark The Nakba In Bethlehem

Thousands of Palestinians marked, on Tuesday evening, the 65th anniversary of the Nakba, and participated in a huge procession organized by the Badil Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugees Rights, reaffirming the legitimate Palestinian Right of Return to their homeland, homes and towns.The procession was held at the Manger Square […]

15 Apr

As Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter, Archbishop denounces Israeli restrictions

April 15, 2012 7:34 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Thousands of Orthodox Christians gathered in Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Friday through Sunday for the celebration of the Easter holiday, which is celebrated one week later than the Latin churches Easter holiday. Greek Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna issued a statement condemning the Israeli restrictions on Christians trying to celebrate Easter […]

02 Jan

25 Persons Killed In Bombing Targeting Church In Alexandria

January 2, 2011 7:32 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Human rights, News Report 0

A statement released by Christian priests in Egypt, including the secretary of the Coptic Pope, Shenouda III of Alexandria, revealed that an explosion targeting a church in Alexandria left at least 25 persons dead and more than 79 wounded.Initially 17 persons were killed in the explosion, but some of the […]

06 Apr

Mufti of Jerusalem: Israeli forces allow extremists to enter Al Aqsa Mosque under guise of tourism

April 6, 2007 6:57 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

For three days, dozens of fundamentalists from “Zion Christ” have stormed the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque under the heavy guard of Israeli police and special units. They went toward the Al Quds Funds and Waqf through the corridors. Another extremist group calling itself the “Temple Mount Trustees,” also attempted […]

19 Sep

Palestinian Islamic Justice criticizes Pope’s speech; says attacks on churches counter to Islam

September 19, 2006 3:18 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

Chief Islamic Justice for Palestine, Sheikh Taysir Al Tamimi, said Monday that attacks on churches in Palestine and anywhere in the Islamic world contravene the teachings of Islam, and that people should not allow themselves to be provoked by the inflammatory speech made by Pope Benedict XVI last week. Tamimi […]

11 Apr

Israeli Army storms the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem

Israeli armed police force and intelligence officers broke into the Greek Orthodox Patriarch’s headquarters in the Old city of Jerusalem, Tuesday morning. The soldiers targeted archbishop Atallah Hanna’s house, and delivered  a military notice from the Intelligence Bureau, ordering Hanna to report to Al-Maskobiya detention center west of the city  […]

04 Mar

Jewish group burns Christian holy site on eve of Lent

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, known to Christians as the site where an angel miraculously appeared to Mary, the mother of Jesus, was partially burned Friday evening after three Jewish attackers shot off firecrackers and small gas canisters they had hidden in a baby stroller during a special […]

21 May

Palestinian Christians and Israel

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem continue to attract the attention of Palestinians, Jordanians and Greeks alike. The decision by more than two thirds of the Holy Synod of the Church to expel Patriarch Irineos I from his position is the first in the church’s 2,000 year history. No one knows […]

12 Mar

Diaspora Palestinians to hold third conference in Paris

“Palestine, land and nation, one undivided unit”; the Palestinian Al-Awda center in London, in cooperation with the Palestinian Media Union, and the Palestinians in Exile Committee are slated to hold the “Third Conference for Palestinians In Europe”, which will be held this year in France. The conference will also concentrate […]

06 Apr

US Reiterates its objection to Threats to Kill Arafat

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, to either assassinate Arafat or expelIMEMC & Agencies, April 6, 2004 The U.S. has affirmed its opposition to any attempt by the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, to either assassinate Arafat or expel him out of Palestine saying that this would not help the Peace Process. […]

31 Jul

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23– 28 July 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized by the excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli’s excessive use of force […]

05 Dec

Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fourteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and violently searched homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers abducted Sufian an-Natsha, Islam Rajabi and Mohammad Rajabi, […]

23 Nov

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14– 20 November 2019)

November 23, 2019 8:42 AM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Summary After Israel’s military aggression on the Gaza Strip last week, that caused dozens of civilian casualties, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) continued their violations of human rights and international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) this week as PCHR documented 157 violations by IOF and Israeli settlers. In terms […]

15 Mar

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 13 March, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian was killed and 3 others, including a child, succumbed to their wounds. […]

12 Nov

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem, Invade Towns Near Jenin And Summon Four Young Men For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians from the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, after the army invaded and searched many homes. The soldiers also invaded homes near Jenin, in northern West Bank, and summoned four Palestinians for interrogation. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded and […]

04 May

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 April – 03 May 2017)

Israeli forces have continued their systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 27 April – 03 May 2017. 37 Palestinian civilians were wounded during peaceful protests in the West Bank. Among the wounded were 14 children. 14 journalists, including 3 females, were beaten while covering […]

09 Feb

Campaign to Reconstruct Palestinian Demolished Homes Kick-Starts in West Bank

Palestinians, on Monday, launched a campaign to raise funds for the reconstruction of several demolished family homes of Palestinians killed by Israeli police in Jerusalem, since the beginning of October, 2015.Donation boxes were placed on well-trodden streets in al-‘Izzariya, Bethlehem and Hebron to collect donations. Fundraising was expected to last […]

30 Nov

Dozens Injured in Clashes Across West Bank, Kindergarten Raided

November 30, 2015 1:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Palestinians were injured Sunday, during clashes with Israeli forces across the occupied West Bank, while at least 29 Palestinians were kidnapped by Israeli forces, overnight.Dozens were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets at the northern entrance of al-Bireh, according to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency. Following a peaceful […]

23 Aug

Beit Jala Rally Violently Suppressed by Israeli Soldiers

Several Palestinians, Sunday, suffocated as Israeli army forces violently quelled a peaceful rally to protest the Israeli illegal expropriation of Beit Jala lands for the purpose of expanding construction of the apartheid wall.Christian and Muslim religious high ranking figures, locals, and activists participated in the rally, which took place at […]

04 Aug

Army Kidnaps 17 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several Palestinian communities, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched dozens of homes, and kidnapped seventeen Palestinians.Several Israeli military vehicles invaded the ‘Aida refugee camp, in Bethlehem, kidnapped six Palestinians and summoned three others for interrogation. The kidnapped […]

03 Jul

Israeli Troops Attack March Commemorating One Year Anniversary of Murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

As hundreds of Palestinians gathered in the Shoafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem Thursday, one year after 16-year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was brutally tortured and burned alive by a group of fanatic right-wing Israelis, Israeli troops amassed around the neighborhood and attacked the marchers with tear gas and pepper spray.The […]

06 Nov

Army Kidnaps 26 Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem

November 6, 2014 3:46 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday, 26 Palestinians in Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, Jenin and Nablus, and took them to several interrogation centers.The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that 13 Palestinians have been kidnapped in Jerusalem city, and several nearby towns. The PPS said that the soldiers stormed several homes and […]

11 Oct

Names of Palestinians Killed in the War on Gaza Since 8 July

October 11, 2014 6:00 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

This list is still incomplete, but we are trying to fill in gaps – these are Palestinian men, women and children killed during the Israeli assault on Gaza from July 8th to August 27th, 2014, and those who died of their wounds later on. The IMEMC staff tried to document […]

29 May

Time to tear down the fences

I spent a part of my youth in a kibbutz very close to southern Lebanese village Maroun al-Ras, where the historic march of return of Palestinian refugees took place earlier this month. The kibbutz was surrounded by fences and more fences. Every night in the children’s house, another member of […]

28 Apr

Army kills seven Palestinians, including four toddlers and their mother in northern Gaza

An Israeli shell tore through a Palestinian home in the northern Gaza Strip village of Izbit Abed-Rabo, near Beit Hanoun, early Monday morning, killing four siblings under the age of six and their mother. The army also killed one fighter, member of armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, and a […]

28 Apr

Siete muertos, entre ellos cuatro niños, por un proyectil israelí al norte de Gaza

April 28, 2008 6:41 PM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

Un proyectil israelí lanzado el lunes por la mañana contra una casa palestina en la aldea de Izbit-Abed Rabo, -al norte de la Franja de Gaza-, mata a cuatro hermanos menores de seis años y deja a su madre en estado de coma. Dos jóvenes de camino a la escuela […]

23 Aug

Fourth National Child Conference starts in Bethlehem

Defense For Children International, (DCI) Palestine Branch, announced the opening of the four National Child conference in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The conference will focus on “Child Neglect, Exploitation, and Abuse” and will involve one hundred boys and girls from all over the West Bank, in addition to […]