Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Wall Making Palestinian Christians Lose Hope

From Christianity Today:
Palestinian Christians living in the Cremisan Valley whose land is being divided by the Israeli separation barrier "have lost hope", according to a US bishop visiting the West Bank.

13 bishops from North America, South Africa and Europe forming the Holy Land Coordination visited the Cremisan Valley on 10 January, an area of Palestine that is being torn apart by the construction of a security barrier.

"It was very sad to see the present situation where individuals have their lands confiscated and trees uprooted," Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico told CNS.

"This is a sign of something much larger. It seems to be a diminishing of the rights of Palestinians to be there and a lack of acknowledgement of their legitimate right to be present whether in the state of Israel or in Palestinian lands." (January 12, 2016.)

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