Occupation forces arrests a Coptic monk and assaults others
October 24, 2018

The Israeli occupation forces arrested a monk from the Coptic Church and assaulted others during a stand in front of the "SultanCoptic Monastery " near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that the occupation forces assaulted and beat the monks of the Coptic Church and forcibly removed them from the door of "Deir Al-Sultan" to allow the crews of the occupation municipality to enter and carry out restoration work inside.

The Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem called for a sit-in on Wednesday to protest against the refusal of the occupation authorities to allow the Coptic Church to renovate the Sultan Coptic Monastery while the municipality is renovating the monastery in favor of the Abyssinian without the approval of the Coptic Church.