TV News LIES

Friday, Jan 19th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Palestinian Christians battle Israel barrier route

Palestinian Christians battle Israel barrier route

E-mail Print PDF

Palestinian ChristiansPalestinians in this Christian village are hoping the new pope can succeed where others have failed — pressing Israel to drop plans to build a stretch of its West Bank separation barrier through their picturesque valley.

Since Vatican properties are affected, residents have appealed to the Roman Catholic Church to use more of its significant influence in the Holy Land to reroute the barrier, even as local Catholic leaders hold a special protest Mass in threatened orchards each week.

The Vatican has called on Israel not to seize the lands, but local Palestinian Catholics want the new pontiff to lean more heavily on Israel.

"We have hope in the new pope, as he is close to the poor and the oppressed," said the Rev. Ibrahim Shomali, the Palestinian priest who has been leading the protests.

Israel has been building the barrier since 2002 in response to a wave of suicide bombings early last decade that killed hundreds of people. Israel says the barrier is needed to keep out Palestinian attackers.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


US border patrol routinely sabotages water left for migrants, report says

Border patrol destroys water for migrants United States border patrol agents routinely vandalise containers of water and other supplies left in the...

Official: US withholds $65M from Palestinian aid programs

Trump withholds 65 million from Palestinian refugee aidA U.S. official says the Trump administration is cutting tens of millions of dollars in funding...

Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years of his life in U.S. is deported

Too old for DACA, man deported who lived here for 30 years.His arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday...

US ready to hold millions of dollars from UN agency for Palestinians: report

US ready to hold millions of dollars from Palestiniansresident Trump is reportedly ready to cut part of the United States's aid package to the United Nations...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!