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    Latest developments in the Cremisan case

    09 December 2014

    The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (ACOHL) observes with anxiety the latest developments in the “Cremisan” Valley’s case. In a statement released to the press on 5 December, the ACOHL affirmed it "stands wholeheartedly with achieving justice in 'Cremisan' and against building the separation wall, which is contrary to international law."

    ACOHL stresses "that land confiscation and settlement expansion do not serve peace in the region and warns of the continuous emigration of the 'Cremisan' community, mostly Christians, as a result of building the separation wall. ACOHL hopes that the Israeli High Court changes its route and shifts it along the 'green line'. The bishops are in favor of building bridges and not walls."

    With the statement, the ACOHL also "calls on the international community to take immediate action to protect the 'Cremisan' valley’s integrity within the Palestinian side and prays for all those in power and authority to wake up and realize the values of justice and peace, based on mutual respect and international legitimacy."

    The entire statement (pdf) is available on the website of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.