Due to the recent tensions in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, the Armenian community has suffered no damage. There are no casualties, wounded or displaced people in the community. There is no atmosphere of panic or fear in the Armenian district, there is only concern due to the ongoing tension.
These days all the church ceremonies are performed regularly, the courses are continued in the educational institutions. All offices in the Patriarchate continue their work.
We expect that the parties will reach a speedy settlement through negotiations. We express our condolences to the relatives of all the victims and wish the wounded a speedy recovery.
Chancellor of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Koryun Baghdasaryan wrote about this on his Facebook page.