Hamas blasts Israeli attack on Christian worshipers in al-Quds
Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has strongly denounced a recent Israeli attack on Christian worshipers in occupied al-Quds as the Tel Aviv regime continues assaulting places of worship across the holy city.
According to Press TV, in a statement released on Sunday, Hamas said that the attack on Christian worshipers in the Old City and the earlier attacks on Muslim worshipers at the holy al-Aqsa Mosque compound assert the “racist nature of that entity.”
In the most recent assault, Israeli troops on Saturday evening attacked Christians in the holy city as they tried to reach the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the area. The regime forces assaulted the worshipers and prevented them, including several nuns, from accessing the religious site.
In the statement, Hamas called on the international community to adopt strict measures against Israeli aggression and punish the Tel Aviv regime for its repeated violation of international law.
The movement also vowed to keep up its armed resistance against Israel as long as Palestinian sanctities were being systematically violated.
Al-Quds has recently witnessed intensified tensions as Palestinians confronted acts of aggression by Israeli troops and settlers.
The tensions triggered protests in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip.
Bab al-Amoud (Damascus Gate) of the al-Quds’ Old City has been the scene of violence by Israeli forces against Palestinians over the past few weeks.
Other parts of the Old City have also seen clashes in recent weeks.