At the conclusion of a recent visit to the Holy Land, bishops from eight nations decried the situation in areas occupied by Israel following the Six Day War in 1967.
“For 50 years the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza have languished
under occupation, violating the human dignity of both Palestinians and
Israelis,” the bishops of the Holy Land Coordination said in a
statement. “This is a scandal to which we must never become accustomed.”
“As bishops we implore Christians in our home countries to recognize
our own responsibility for prayer, awareness and action,” they
continued, as they called for nonviolent resistance, the promotion of
the two-state solution, opposition to settlements in the West Bank, and
humanitarian assistance for Gaza.