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Anger among Egyptian monks over the Ethiopians raising the flag of Ethiopia over the monastery of the Sultan in Jerusalem
Egyptian Coptic sources reported that frictions are taking place between the monks of Ahbash and Egyptian monks in the city of Jerusalem against the background of raising the Ethiopian flag over the monastery of the Sultan in the city.
The Egyptian human rights researcher, Georgette Sharkawy, told RT that the frictions between the two parties renewed and reached the point of clash, accusing the Israeli authorities of colluding in the interest of the Ethiopian monks.
She indicated that there was a “blackout” on this issue, describing the incident as “extremely serious,” noting at the same time that “HG Bishop Anthony” had personally confronted the Ethiopian monks.
Sharqawy demanded, “the urgent intervention of the Egyptian authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassy, to save the Egyptian monks, and to stop the Ethiopian monks’ provocations that have reached their climax, stressing that the bombing of this issue at this critical time is” intentional. “
She said that raising the flag of Ethiopia “comes to show the subordination of the place to the state,” noting that religious places do not raise the flags of countries.
It called on the Egyptian authorities to intervene immediately to “save the Egyptian monastery from the occupation of the Ethiopians and obliterate the Egyptian identity.” “The Egyptian issue is political, not a Coptic issue,” she added.
The official Coptic Church page on “Facebook” stated that “the Ethiopians attacked the Holy Father, Antonios Al-Urchlimi, when he tried to bring down the flag, and they insulted him and attacked him”.