Palestine's 'Turbulent Priest'
"Jerusalem was the city of god, peace and prayer, but has been converted into a city of man, war and hatred..
We do not accept the speech of Israeli leaders that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and that building in it is no different from building in Tel Aviv. Occupation is a sin and a form of terrorism, and when relying on the texts of the Torah to kill people or expel and remove them from their land it rises to the level of a crime against humanity.
All perpetrators should be judged by the International Criminal Court before being judged by the just court of god.
A long time ago, the Zionist Jewish leader Theodore Herzl said: 'if one day we recover Jerusalem and I am still able to do anyhing when we do so, my first action will be to cleanse it thoroughly. I will remove everything that is not holy and burn the monuments..
Israel has devastated and tortured us in their many wars. We ask you to see the wounds of innocent Palestinian people and to be compassionate towards the Palestinian holocaust that you witness with your own eyes and touch with your own hands, and to know those who perpetrated this crime against our children.
Search with us for justice
that is the mother of peace .."
Fr Manuel Musallam,
Holy Family Church in Gaza