Archbishop Atallah Hanna: “Israel” is Responsible for Poisoning Me

Source: Quds News Network

Amman, December 23, 2019

The Head of the Sebastia Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem Archbishop Atallah Hanna said on Monday held the occupation state responsible for poisoning him last Wednesday.

The Archbishop was taken to hospital after an Israeli gas canister was fired into his church in occupied Jerusalem.

Speaking to Jordanian media while receiving treatment at the Jordan Hospital today, Archbishop Hanna held the Israeli occupation accountable for poisoning him by a chemical substance, which an institution of the Israeli occupation is the only one to have, according to Hanna.

... Read the rest at Quds News Network.


John12/29/2019 8:51 am
Ephraim: you decide to leave this critical comment of one of the best bishops of the entire Eastern Orthodox Church here, on an article about his hospitalization, after essentially being attacked by the Zionists, you decide to attack him again. 1) Archbishop Theodosios is never silent 2) The "Muslim jihadists" were CIA and Mossad trained al-Qaeda and ISIS factions, next to none of these people being Hamas or of Palestinian origin. The Christians of Palestine were a large population until the Jews invaded and set up the state of Israel. Especially after 1967, the Christian population has dwindled to an extreme minority. This is the doing of the Zionists, and not the Muslims. Archbishop Theodosios is one of the only bishops speaking out about what is actually going on there - even some of his fellow bishops in Jerusalem are being silenced by the Jews, and compelled to distance themselves from him - he is the ONLY Palestinian bishop in the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and as such, he is much loved by his people. Palestine is his homeland. As a Christian, and as a Palestinian, he has the duty to defend both his Faith and his country. The Palestinian Muslims and Christians are generally united against a common enemy - the Jews of Israel, who every day steal more and more land, and are persecuting and killing Palestinians regardless of their religion. Your comment is bizarre and nonsensical, especially for someone who claims "middle eastern ancestry." What do you want Archbishop Theodosios to do? Stop defending his nation? Turn his back on his people? Have you ever been to Palestine? Go there and ask any Orthodox Christian about Atallah Hanna - he is a rare example of faith and action, a true Christian. Ask the nuns at St Mary Magdalene convent, ask about him at the Bethany school, ask about him at St George, at St Savva, at St Gerasimos, at Holy Apostles at Capernaum. But don't take my word for it. Learn about the good Archbishop and his sacrifice for his Church and his people. Maybe you won't change your mind even if you do. Maybe wait until you read an article about his funeral to attack and slander him again!
Ephraim12/24/2019 9:30 pm
I humbly kiss the right hand of this Archbishop, but as an Orthodox Christian of middle eastern ancestry I wonder why the archbishop was silent from 2014-today, when the Christians of Iraq and Syria were being massacred by Muslim jihadists, many of whom were from Palestine, and members of Hammas, with whom the Archbishop seems to be very close with? Question for the readers of this article and for the Archbishop: Who was in Israel/Palestine first, the Hebrew Christians or the Arab Muslims? The book of the acts of the Apostles in the HOLY BIBLE clearly answers that question. The Koran and many of the Hadiths are just as bad as the Talmud, so why is this Archbishop serving a people who are actively working to eradicate the Christians of Palestine?? Under Archbishop Atallah Hanna's "shepherding" the Christians of Palestine have shrunk to almost 1% of the population! Why? Maybe the Archbishop should start doing his job and serving Christ and His Holy Church instead of Hammas and the Muslim state of Palestine!
John12/24/2019 5:50 pm
For what reason could the Jews possibly have for firing a gas canister INTO a church? May we all pray for the health and salvation of this truly brave Orthodox bishop!
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