TV News LIES

Thursday, Sep 29th

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...


Two Aleppo hospitals bombed out of service in 'catastrophic' airstrikes

Hospitals bombed in AleppoThe two largest hospitals in besieged eastern Aleppo have been put out of service in airstrikes...

US slams Russia over 'barbarism' in Syria

US blames Russia for Syrian barbarismThe United States called Russia's action in Syria "barbarism" while Moscow's UN envoy said ending the...

We were forced to work at Western-run mine, say migrants who fled Eritrea

Eritrea mineBemnet Negash never got to say a proper goodbye to his family. In February 2006, government...

Australian refugee camp reports detail harrowing accounts of sexual abuse and self-harm

Nauru camp horrorsChild and adult refugees held on Nauru under Australia’s offshore detention regime are continuing to report...
 
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!