BEIRUT — The pro-Hezbollah “Body of Representatives of Prisoners and Liberated ” announced that it filed a lawsuit against Syriac Maronite Archbishop of Haifa and Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem, Palestine and Jordan, Archbishop Musa al-Haj and Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Catholic Church in the Holy Land Archbishop Kamil Simaan for “communication with the Zionist enemy.”
The lawsuit against Al-Haj began after his name was included in the list of religious figures representing Christian communities in Palestine who met with Israeli President Isaac Herzog a few days ago.
The heads of churches denied in a joint statement that the meeting was to exchange greetings, and stressed that its main goal was to convey the global ecclesiastical position which demands ending the war in Gaza.
Ibrahim Mrad, President of the Universal Syriac Union Party (USUP) stressed that the Church is stronger than the terrorism of Iran and its agents in the region, accusing Hezbollah of working to World Zionism.
“The Church of the Lord and its servants are stronger than your barbarism and terrorism, you traitorous agents,” Mrad added.