Sheikh Abdul-Azim Salhab, head of the Islamic Waqf Council in Jerusalem, and a number of his assistants welcomed the delegation during its visit to the Islamic holy site.
In a speech, Father Hanna talked about the importance of closing ranks, rejecting seditious acts, and working together to defend the Palestinian presence and steadfastness on the holy land.
“We reject all the occupation’s measures against the Aqsa Mosque and all our Christian and Islamic holy sites,” Father Hanna underlined.
“Jerusalem is the incubator of our national and human unity, and the holy land where religions meet. It is the holy city, which contains the most important Christian and Muslim holy shrines, and it is considered the title of our dignity, belonging and attachment to this holy land,” he said.