The Central Council of the Orthodox Christians in Jordan and Palestine said, on Sunday, that it has documents proving that strategic properties of Patriarchate in Jerusalem had been sold to Israel.
In a letter sent to the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), the Orthodox Christian body said that the documents also prove that property linked to Al-Aqsa Mosque has been sold as well.
The letter reiterated the importance of countering Israel’s Judaisation plans for Jerusalem and the displacement of citizens through selling property belonging to the Orthodox Church.
The letter also noted that these sales were carried out by a “Greek group monopolising the Arab Orthodox Church;” Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem is said to be at the top of the list of these “conspirators.”
Such sales, the group said, support Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“Our issue is not religious or sectarian, but Palestinian and Arab,” the Church’s Central Council said. “Our church is the only one in the world which is not headed by a patriarch from its own people.”
The PLO was requested to adopt the recommendations of the first National Orthodox Conference held on 1 October of last year, which was the first of its kind in about 100 years.
~ Middle East Monitor/Days of Palestine