Damascus, SANA- Terrorists destroyed the statue of Ibrahim Hanan, a hero of Syria’s independence and the struggle against French occupation, in Idleb province.
This terrorist act against the statue of Hanano, who was born in Kafar Takhareem in Idleb province, lends insight into the nature of the terrorists and their relation to the mentality of colonialism and subordination to them.
Hanano, along with other figures such as Sheikh Saleh al-Ali, Sultan Basha al-Atrash, Mohammad al-Ashmar, Hasan al-Kharat, and other resistance figures, is a symbol of Syrian revolution against French occupation in the early twentieth century that are still present in the hearts of Syrians.
This is not the first such crime against the history and civilization of Syrian people, as it is preceded by similar acts of vandalism targeting statues and monuments of poets, writers, and religious shrines in number of provinces.
It should be noted that the terrorists who committed this act are not from ISIS, but are actually among those whom the United States classifies as “moderate opposition.”
Culture Ministry holds terrorists, regimes of Erdogan, Al Saud, and Qatar, and Israeli occupation responsible for crimes against Syrian heritage
On a relevant note, the Culture Ministry condemned in the strongest terms the crimes committed by terrorist organizations against Syria’s cultural heritage, holding these organizations along with the regimes of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Al Saud, and Qatar, the Israeli occupation authorities, and some Western states responsible for these crimes.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Ministry voiced concern over the acts of terrorists in Idleb province which included vandalism and theft of Syria’s archeological treasures in collusion with Erdogan’s regime.
The Ministry said the international community must take action to hold those responsible for these crimes accountable and take steps to deter terrorists and the governments that support them, asserting that transgressions against Syria’s heritage is a transgression against all of humanity.
The statement concluded by saying that the Ministry will take all the necessary steps to ensure that the criminals are held accountable and that the stolen archeological artifacts are returned to Syria.
Qabas/ Hazem Sabbagh