TV News LIES

Friday, Oct 31st

Last update12:33:24 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...


SodaStream to move controversial factory from Israeli settlement

Soda StreamSodaStream slashed its forecast on Wednesday, citing difficult business conditions in the US and other markets,...

Nobel Peace Laureates write Obama on torture

Nobel Luareates write to ObamaThe White House confirmed Monday that it has received a letter from 12 Nobel Peace Laureates...

Israel attorney general probes Palestinian bus ban

Palestiinian workersIsrael's attorney general said Tuesday he would ask the country's defense minister to explain his proposed...

Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

Iranian woman hangedA 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her...
 
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!