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Hamas condemns settlers assault

Hamas condemned on Saturday the extremist Jewish settlers’ assault on a church in the western sector of occupied Jerusalem last night, holding the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) fully responsible for such a “disgraceful” act.

The movement said in a statement that the crime was reminiscent of the IOA “racist policy” that is hostile to heavenly religions and of the Judaization scheme of Jerusalem.

Hamas called on the Palestinian people to stand up to such racist practices, and asked the international organizations to assume their responsibilities and pressure the IOA to halt its incessant crimes against the Palestinian people and their Islamic and Christian holy shrines that violated all international laws, norms, and ethics.

For its part, the Islamic movement in 1948 occupied Palestine expressed utter dismay at the Jewish settlers’ attack on a church in Jerusalem on Friday.

Zahi Nujaidat, a spokesman for the movement, said in a press release that the Islamic movement denounces in the strongest words the crime of burning the church, which falls in line with the series of assaults on holy shrines.

A group of Jewish settlers on Friday night threw firebombs into the two-storey church completely burning its first floor.

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