The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem severely condemns the assault by Jewish youth upon one of the Members of the Brotherhood, Father Arpag Apegha Saroukhanian, on the road leading to the Holy Sepulcher.
Father Arpag has received multiple injuries. He was immediately transferred to the hospital, and after receiving emergency medical procedures, was released.
The Patriarchate has officially presented a protest to the police department, after which three of the assailants were arrested.
Our request is that the police department will complete a formal investigation and will punish the assailants according to the law in order to send a clear message against future attacks of this kind.
Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of the Saints» James in Jerusalem