OCCUPIED JERUSALM, (SANA)- Archbishop of the Sebaste Roman Orthodox Church, Atallah Hanna, stressed the sinister conspiracy hatched against Syria targets its principled and supportive stances towards the Palestinian Cause.
“When Syria is targeted, Palestine is targeted and when Damascus is targeted it is as if Jerusalem is targeted, ” said Archbishop Hanna in an interview to the Syrian TV on Wednesday, criticizing the Arab League (AL) decision on suspending Syria’s membership in the AL.
He described the League’s treatment of Syria as “unwise” because Syria plays a key role in the AL as it is “the beating heart of Arabism”.
“Syria is supposed to remain in the Arab League. The Arab Initiative is supposed to go on and there should have been an Arab contribution to resolve the problem in Syria,” the Archbishop added.
He called on the AL to shoulder its responsibilities and correct its mistake against Syria through restoring the seat back to Syria, “instead of conspiring against it” because Syria is one of the founder states of the AL and has played a pioneer role in activating the joint Arab action.
“In order to reach the modern Syria, everyone should stand by the Syrian leadership and people,” he added.
He also called upon the Arab countries to stand by Syria for foiling the conspiracy against Syria and ending the crisis it is going through.
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