"Christian Peacemaker Teams" Condemn Israeli Separation Barrier
According to Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT): "If the Christmas story were to happen today, Mary and Joseph would have a hard time getting to Bethlehem.... Since 2002, Israeli authorities have been building a separation barrier that snakes through the occupied Palestinian territories, in effect annexing valuable Palestinian land and water resources. To clear the way, Palestinians living near the security barrier often face the threat of home demolitions. According to Israeli human rights monitoring organization B'tselem, the separation barrier affects nearly half a million Palestinian residents, and currently the barrier separates almost twelve percent of the land on the Palestinian side of the 1967 Green Line from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories. When completed, the barrier will be 780 km long…."
CPT makes no mention of the reason why the barrier is being erected: to stop the relentless wave of Palestinian terrorism that preceded its construction. And, to help spread the message that the wall is an immoral violation of Palestinian human rights, CPT suggests the following “Action Ideas” for its likeminded supporters to undertake "during the seasons of Advent and Christmas":
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