The Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights today denounced the attack, just prior the Israeli-controlled municipality issuing orders to shut down the center for another year.
A spokesman for the Armenian Patriarchate said Tuesday that the two men who were attacked are still being held. The attackers are free. Israeli police arrested the men after they resisted the extremists. Now the occupying Israeli administration may expel the Christians under the pretext they carry Armenian nationality.
The Armenian Patriarchate sent an urgent message to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urging them to nullify the expulsion decision.
The spokesman for the Patriarch confirmed that incidents of abuse and provocation of young Armenians by Jewish fundamentalists are “constantly repeated.” He denounced the expulsion order that was issued quickly and without trial.
The two young men are students studying religious teachings. They are just 18 years of age.
The Jerusalem Center said today that the Israeli police that occupy Jerusalem should have stopped the Jewish extremists who continue to attack the clergy in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City. “These attacks have been going on for years, but the Israeli police have done nothing to stop them despite the seriousness of the attacks which take place as part of the wider issue of religious racism.”
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To Egon Berglund:
Where is your proof that Christians don't have the same rights as the Jews? And if your claim is correct, why would you expect the perpetrators of this incident to be arrested, if the laws distinguish between different faith groups?
Of course, Egon berglund's statements is fiction, and he has nothing to support his ludicrous and ignorant claims.
It is a shame that non of the big media outlets have reported this incident, but then again these outlets are not interested in stories that don't sell.
Secondly, if you ask any Palestinian in Israel (Christian or Muslim) in the west bank, Jerusalem or the Galilee, they will tell about the inequality at all levels in Israel (from social, to economical to political and so on).
Brother I don't know where you have got this perception (actually I do) about the myth that there is equality in Israel but clearly you have never spoken to people that live there.