Statement on Gaza by Ann Farr – NJPN

Good Friday in Gaza

We have all been appalled at both the violent onslaught on unarmed civilians in Gaza and with the mainstream media’s coverage of it.

Most of us will have taken part in so many demonstrations, marches and protests, knowing that probably the worst that will happen to us is that we may be treated roughly, held in custody for a time, taken to court or imprisoned for a while.

Watching thousands of people, in a country we are passionate about, where the same actions means liability to be killed or maimed is horrific.  It has been bad enough to see people shot but the fact that it was Good Friday and Passover time, with all that these mean, seems to make it so very much worse.

There have been a number of calls to Action and for those of you on Face book I recommend that for regularly updated information and for Calls to Action, you see the Palestine Updates and Kairos Palestine pages.

Following the message from the Pontifical Mission, below are some of the statements that have been issued in the past week.

The strongest came very quickly from Christian Aid. Others vary in their content and strength. They may be useful for advocacy to elected representatives – don’t forget MEPs while we can still use them – and to church leaders, especially those who have said nothing as yet.

Please light a candle and pray for Gaza over the coming weeks.

Wishing for all the justice of the Easter message,