Hamas slams Israeli occupation's banning of Gaza’s Christians from visiting Jerusalem to celebrate Easter 

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The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas condemns in the strongest possible terms the Israeli occupation's decision to ban Gaza's Palestinian Christians from accessing Christian holy sites in occupied Jerusalem to celebrate the Easter holiday. 

Such a move is part of the Israeli occupation’s policy of racial discrimination and restricts the freedom of Christian Palestinians to access sacred sites in a blatant violation of the most basic international humanitarian law principles, including the denial of the freedom of movement and worship. 

In light of such a fascist move, which has become an Israeli regular practice, Hamas urges the international community to assume their legal and moral responsibilities towards ensuring the Palestinians' freedom to access their holy sites. 

Hamas calls for placing pressure on the Israeli occupation to respect international laws and norms, guaranteeing the freedom of movement and worship for people under the occupation, condemning Israeli crimes and violations, and holding Israeli leaders accountable without impunity.       


Hamas Movement 
Wednesday, 12 April 2023