Bishops respond to Israeli planned demolition of Bedouin village

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In response to the planned demolition of a Bedouin village by the Israeli Government, Bishop Declan Lang, chair of the Holy Land Co-ordination and Bishop Christopher Chessun, Anglican Bishop of Southwark said:

“Earlier today we met with the Minister for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and shared our deep concern about the planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar.

“If the demolition goes ahead this would not only violate the rights of those families living in the village, but would also deal a critical blow to hopes of a viable Palestinian State.

“Our churches are committed to upholding the human dignity of all in the Holy Land and promoting a peaceful two-state solution. We therefore stand in solidarity with the residents of Khan al-Ahmar and call on our government to use every diplomatic means at its disposal to prevent the Israeli authorities from destroying their homes.”

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