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French Consulate General Stresses Israeli Responsibility in Preventing Violence Against Armenian Community in Jerusalem's Old City

Updated: Jan 2


French Consulate General Stresses Israeli Responsibility in Preventing Violence Against Armenian Community in Jerusalem's Old City

In a statement released by the French Consulate General in Jerusalem, France has vehemently condemned the escalating acts of violence targeting the Armenian community within Jerusalem's Old City. The Consulate General expressed deep concern over the series of attacks orchestrated by militant extremists over the past few months.


The Consulate General asserted, "France strongly condemns acts of violence against the Armenian community in Jerusalem's Old City following numerous attacks by militant extremists in recent months. It is the responsibility of the Israeli authorities to prevent such acts of violence, as well as any attack on the status quo."


Highlighting the gravity of the situation, the Consulate General reiterated France's unwavering solidarity with the Armenian community residing in the historic Old City of Jerusalem. Additionally, France emphasized its commitment to closely monitoring the unfolding situation, showing great attention to ensure the safety and well-being of the affected community members.


The tension escalated on December 28 when a group of over three dozen armed attackers forcefully invaded the premises known as the "Cow Garden." The invaders resorted to violent means, resulting in physical harm inflicted upon clergymen of the Patriarchate and several members of the local Armenian community.



These distressing events have raised serious concerns about the safety and security of the Armenian residents within the Old City. The Consulate General's statement highlights the urgency for immediate and decisive action by Israeli authorities to prevent further violence and ensure the protection of all communities residing in the historically significant area.


The French Consulate General's strong condemnation of the recent attacks amplifies the international call for swift measures to uphold peace and stability in Jerusalem's Old City, emphasizing the imperative need for safeguarding the rights and safety of its diverse inhabitants.


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