Holy Land Churches Denounce Israeli Police Conduct in Jerusalem

Churches in Jerusalem denounced, Israeli police conduct with Coptic monks, demanding to hold accountable police officers involved in using force against the monks, Contacts were held with many local, regional and international entities on the incident involving misconduct by Israeli policemen towards Christian Coptic monks who were holding a protest near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher at the Old City of Jerusalem.
 
The Orthodox Coptic Patriarchate filed an official complaint with the police investigation department in the Israeli Ministry of Justice and plans to hold another protest in the next few days in protest against police conduct. “While we condemn the actions of the police officers towards Coptic monks, we demand that Israeli authorities to hold accountable the mentioned police officers, and respect the basic rights of the people for freedom of expression and demonstration,” concluded the press release.