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At 12:40pm, a group of terrorists in black clothes and masks, numbering about 30 people, armed with sticks, tear gas-grenades, and some other means attacked the Armenians in the "Cows’ Garden" area of the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem in order to harm them, take them out of the area, and intimidate them, reported.

Also, these terrorists started throwing stones at Armenians.

The Armenian youth and the surprised Armenian clerics started a real battle against them, adequately responding and holding the area until the police officers—located 200 meters away—arrived late at the scene.

The attack has been stopped.

Two Armenians, however, were taken to the police.

Whether these attackers have been arrested and will be penalized is not known at this time.

The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem informs that several priests, deacons, and students of the Armenian Theological Academy, as well as some local Armenians, were seriously injured.

"This is the criminal response we have received for filing a lawsuit with the Jerusalem District Court regarding the ‘Cows’ Garden’ issue, which was officially received by the court 24 hours ago," the patriarchate added, in particular.

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