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Archbishop Atallah Hanna poisoned by Israeli tear gas in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The Head of the Sebastia Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church in occupied Jerusalem Archbishop Atallah Hanna was reportedly hospitalised on Wednesday after being poisoned by Israeli chemical substances, according to the church’s official Facebook page.

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

Hanna has been a staunch critic of the Israeli occupation and a fierce defender of Palestine and its people’s right to recover their land.

He was a notable attendee at last month’s First international Conference on Israeli Apartheid held at Istanbul. “The occupation in Jerusalem is treating us as if we are guests and foreigners in our own city. This is the embodiment of apartheid policies and practices against our people in Jerusalem specifically and in Palestine more generally,” he told MEMO in an exclusive interview.

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