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Israel Expropriates Almost 70 Acres of Catholic Church Property

World  (tags: Roman Catholic Church, land theft/annexations, dispossession, colonialism, ethnic cleansing of Palestine, indigenous Palestinian population, Palestinian villages, Bardala, Tayaseer, West Bank, Tubas, Jordan Valley, middle-east, media-news/world, israel, usa )

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occupation authorities expropriated almost 70 acres of Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley and West Bank on Tuesday


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fly bird (26)
Saturday December 1, 2018, 10:56 pm
Israel’s occupation authorities expropriated almost 70 acres of Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley and West Bank on Tuesday, Shehab news agency has reported. The land is owned by the Roman Catholic Church — the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem — in the villages of Bardala and Tayaseer near the West Bank city of Tubas and in the Jordan Valley respectively.

Palestinians residents living on the property fear that this expropriation is the forerunner to their expulsion for “security reasons”, a euphemism used by Israel to ethnically cleanse the land prior to the expansion of illegal settlements.

The expansion of Israeli settlements always starts with such measures. It is one way that Israel uses to empty the land of the indigenous Palestinian population.

READ: Israel forces assault Coptic Christian priest during protest in Jerusalem

Cathy B (427)
Sunday December 2, 2018, 6:12 am

Has the Vatican, Pope Francis or the Roman Catholic Church commented on this expropriation ?


JL A (281)
Sunday December 2, 2018, 7:09 am
My thoughts exactly Cathy--the Pope's response could make this choice an international incident that ends the free pass in US media, et al

Sue H (7)
Sunday December 2, 2018, 10:57 am

Colleen L (3)
Sunday December 2, 2018, 12:09 pm
Thanks Fly
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