The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem demands an answer from the Israeli government regarding the deportation initiated by the police

  • by Western Armenia, April 04, 2024 in Society
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The police of Israeli  started an illegal eviction from the "Cow Garden"  of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem at around 11:00 o’clock on April 3, destroying the property of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem and attacking the clergy and local Armenians.

This was imformed by the Ambassador of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Aghan Gogchyan  on his Facebook page. "The eviction was led by an officer named Asaf Harel.

When the group of officers was asked to submit a license to forcefully relocate, evict, and destroy the property of Armenian clergy and local Armenians, they did not submit any privilege or court order and continued to protect and support the representatives of Xana Gardens in destroying the property of the Armenian Patriarchate.

In the process of trying to stop the illegal activities, several policemen continuously stated that they came with a license, but they did not present the license at all and said.

 

"We are here to protect the rights of Xana Gardens workers."

The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem is one of the Guardians of the Holy Land and oversees one of the four districts of Jerusalem.

We expect full due process, as allegedly given to everyone in Jerusalem, and we demand answers from the Israeli police and the Israeli government for their involvement in today's events," said the statement.

The diplomat of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem also noted that it is indisputable that today's provocations are attempts to create a precedent against the Armenian District and its legal lands.

We must continue to stand firm in our locations  and call the attention of Christians all over the world to these endless attacks on the peaceful Armenian Christian community," he emphasized.