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Pope Francis: Speak out to end Israel’s Targeting of Palestinian Children

In anticipation of the Pope’s May visit to the Holy Land, an Open Letter signed by more than 200 bishops, clerics, members of religious orders, and theologians from several faith traditions, was delivered to Pope Francis on March 5, 2014.

Initiated by Friends of Sabeel- North America, the letter asks the Pope to publicly:

  • speak out against the Israeli military’s program of kidnapping, detention, and systematic abuse of Palestinian children;
  • call on Israel to respect international law, end its occupation of Palestine, and terminate its brutal siege on and blockade of Gaza;
  • ask other nations to address policies toward Israel that have allowed the abuses of occupation and colonization of Palestine to fester for so many decades and to demand justice, accountability and the implementation of international law.

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