» 04/29/2013, 00.00
ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Jerusalem bishop says no to Cremisan wall, calling it a threat to peace
For Mgr Shomali, last Wednesday's decision to divide the Cremisan Valley violates Israeli law. A wall will surround a local convent and primary school on three sides, leaving them on the Palestinian side; however, most of the land owned by the Salesian nuns and by the residents of the Christian village of Beit Jala will be on the other side of the wall.
24/10/2012 HOLY LAND
Catholic ordinaries in Holy Lands slam Cremisan wall
Twenty-two prelates and priests from various Catholic denominations signed the press release issued yesterday. They deny tendentious charges that the Vatican had agreed with Israel to the construction of a wall, illegal under international law, that would deprive the residents of Beit Jala village and two Salesian convents of some 300 hectares of land. Bethlehem too would be negatively affected. The wall would jeopardise the survival of residents because they would be denied access to water sources needed for irrigation.
Msgr. Michel Sabbah among demonstrators assaulted by Israeli army in Beit Jala
The Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem had joined hundreds of Palestinians demanding a stop to the construction of the wall near Bethlehem. Fears over new illegal settlements of Jewish settlers. "This land belongs to us ... and one day will be returned to us” ." You are stronger with your guns, but you are not the strongest when it comes to humanity."
08/07/2015 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
For Palestinian leader, the Cremisan Valley wall is a new obstacle on the path of peace
In a surprise ruling, the Israeli Supreme Court yesterday gave a favourable opinion on wall construction. Prof Sabella slammed Israel’s policy of land confiscation that "goes against the human rights" of the Palestinian people. Such a decision is disturbing and “further denies the principle of justice”. He rejects suggestions that it might be related to the recent agreement between Palestine and the Holy See.
14/07/2005 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
The Jerusalem Wall: An Overview
Israeli High Court of Justice orders relocation of a part of wall
Highest court recognizes that the wall's current position had been determined not by security reasons, but to encompass plans for a settlement's industrial area.
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