Gaza “a big concentration camp”, says Vatican cardinal

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Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Vatican’s Council for Justice and Peace, has issued the Vatican’s toughest criticism of Israel, calling Gaza a “big concentration camp”.

“Defenceless populations are always the ones who pay. Look at the conditions in Gaza: more and more, it resembles a big concentration camp,” Martino, whose informal title is Vatican “justice minister”, was quoted as saying in a Reuters report.

“For decades, human dignity has been trampled in the Gaza Strip; hatred and homicidal fundamentalism find fodder in social and economic injustice,” he said in another interview.

Meanwhile, the Latin (Catholic) Patriarch of Jerusalem Archbishop Fouad Twal, quoting from the 18th Conference of the Council of Oriental Catholic Patriarchs, criticised the siege of Gaza in his Christmas Day message:

Together with all the Catholic Patriarchs of the Middle East “we turn to our faithful and to all the citizens of the Holy Land, living in deteriorating conditions, especially the unjust siege that has struck Gaza, and the hundreds of thousands of innocent residents there.

And while we offer our thanks and appreciation, for the efforts invested by all those of good will, to break the siege, we appeal to the local and international authorities, to finally reach a just and final peace in the Holy Land, so that it might return, to being a source of redemption, reconciliation, justice and forgiveness for its people and the whole world.

We also call upon the Palestinians themselves, to return to unity in the context of a recognized Palestinian legal structure, and in this way, to spare the people the continuing and degrading siege.” (Final Statement: 18th Conference of the Council of Oriental Catholic Patriarchs)

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Augie Morosco

Maybe Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE should open their borders and let their Arab brethren in. But oops, no they don’t want Hamas in their back yards, do they?

Drachen

Don’t worry, Kesava. When the Israelis stop the ethnic cleansing, I’ll get out of your hair.

Signs

The pro-Hamas supporters splattered their children with fake blood and lined them up in front between them and the police. Then they attacked the police with fireworks and flying objects:

Oslo politicians were angry that pro-Hamas demonstrators used children as “human shields” in the anti-Israel demonstration this past Saturday. The demonstration degenerated into riots, with the children in the front lines… crying.

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/01/surprise-hamas-supporters-use-children.html

hutchrun

journalists that are reporting from Israel and Gaza, a significant majority are Palestinians or Arabs that work for news organizations in countries that have populations, governments, and news leadership openly hostile to Israel. As a result, their reporting is reliably and perhaps unavoidably biased. Such biases led to the ready acceptance in recent years of the staging of news in this region, a fraud which became so pervasive it was dubbed “Pallywood” for stylized, often fictionalized events published as news. In the last war in the region, Reuters was forced to withdraw more than 900 photos and fire two employees… Read more »

hutchrun

The ideal situation would be for the UN to help the iranians develop their military nuclear programme which will force jews to leave the zionist entity … Jews killed Nabi Isa, and for that they have been paying for centuries. It is written in the final: “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharqad tree would not do that because… Read more »

hutchrun

Some time after he had dwelt there, Abraham, or Abram, or Brahma, and his wife Sara or Sarai, or Sara-iswati, left their father’s family and came into Canaan. The identity of Abraham and Sara with Brahma and Saraiswati was first pointed out by the Jesuit missionaries.”(Vol. I; p. 387.)
http://www.viewzone.com/abraham.html

All hindu brahmins.

hutchrun

Mid-East Bible Prophecy:

wits0

They don’t want peace. They don’t want to live in their own state if Israel exists. They don’t care about the suffering of innocent people – Israeli or Palestinian. They don’t care, because they have no honor. They are incapable of goodwill. They have no leader with any integrity. They have nothing but their hatred.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/drsanity/IsraelGaza09.jpg
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It appears that anyone who can see beyond the whine, perpetual victimhood and decades old con game automatically becomes a Zionist.

kesava

Drachen,

Don`t worry. Once Israel is eliminated (Hamas Charter articles 6, 7 & 28) they will be out of your hair.

Drachen

Anyone who disagrees with me is a leftist.
Anyone who resists me is a terrorist.
Anyone who criticises Israel is anti-semitic.
Quick and effective ways to win arguments.

Chan Teck Hock

Anil,

Looks like your have a “Zionist” symphatiser in one of your commentators. Is he blind to the atrocities?

mosesfoo

Hello Anil and all

Sorry if the link was not what it is. When I open it, the information seems right. My apology for the problem.

Sam Gopal

Hi Anil,
This is totally un-related to the above topic. Many of the PR State Reps in Penang have good blogspots. All the information about their Service Centers have been provided. Unfortunately, little hits and no where near as popular as your site.
Anyway, how do you think a hand can be give to provide some publicity for the benefit of the rakyat?

View: http://rsnrayer.blogspot.com/

wits0

“Israel’s cruel and senseless war on the strip of Gaza.”?

Same old, same old cacophonous blind canard without moral clarity.

How Hamas conducts war and it isn’t surprising at all, given their stated intention in its Charter of Perdition:

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2009/01/video-hamas-exploitation-of-civilians.html

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2009/01/video-hamas-exploitation-of-civilians.html

josie Fernandez

The killing of a captured people is ethnic cleansing, says Clare Short , a British MP. I agree. Children and women are 40% of the casualities of Israeli agression in Gaza. The brutality and nature of injuries on civilians are too horrorific to be shown on TV screens. The use of chemical weapons like white phosphorous is killing and poisoning the people. Palestine may be disappearing but Gazans remain steadfast and defiant in the face of agression and for the liberation of all Palestians. Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Budhists, Jews , atheists etc are participating in protests worldwide calling for an… Read more »

wits0

Israel Condemns Vatican’s ‘Concentration Camp’ Remarks /q …Israel on Thursday harshly condemned the cardinal’s use of World War Two imagery. “We are astounded that a spiritual dignitary would have such words, that are so far removed from truth and dignity,” said Yigal Palmor, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He added that it was “shocking to hear the vocabulary of Hamas propaganda coming from a member of the church.” But he denied that it would cause a diplomatic crisis. It “doesn’t change the nature of relations between Israel and the Holy See,” Mr. Palmor said. The Vatican sought to… Read more »

Andrew I

Jews are basically Arabs. A bit like the Irish and the rest of the UK. They should learn from us. Different races, cultures and religion, living side by side in relative and sustainable harmony. Why can’t they? It just takes some mutual respect. It’s like watching two little boys squabbling over a toy. The sad and tragic difference is innocent lives are being used to settle their differences.

Christians and Muslims should pray to the one and only God to stop this insanity.

kesava

Anil, ya I lose the bet

mosesfoo what was that video all about. It`s been removed and only nudes there What`s up?

kesava

JERUSALEM – Christians can continue living safely in the Gaza Strip only if they accept Islamic law, including a ban on alcohol and on women roaming publicly without proper head coverings, an Islamist militant leader in Gaza told WND in an exclusive interview.

The militant leader said Christians in Gaza who engage in “missionary activity” will be “dealt with harshly.”

The threats come two days after a church and Christian school in Gaza was attacked following the seizure of power in the territory by the Hamas terror group.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/016997.php

kesava

Why I am not surprised – pogroms against Jews in Europe were often sanctioned by the Vatican.
The present Pope was also a Nazi once. Most christians, including those in Malaysia are anti – Jew.

kesava

Anil,

I bet you dare not post this comment:

Bishop Ernesto Vecchi, vicar general of the Bologna diocese, said the Muslim prayers were “not just prayers but a challenge, not so much to the basilica itself as to our democratic system and culture”. Bishop Vecchi suggested the staging of mass prayers outside Christian churches in Italy was a deliberate move “on orders from afar” as part of a strategy of “Islamisation” of Europe.

wits0

Cardinal Renato Martino has long been noted as a leftist voice in the Vatican and leftists tend to support islamists. He is not the Pope whatever being his present post. Useful idiot.

mosesfoo