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Prelate welcomes new Palestinian government

Catholic World News - June 10, 2014

The prelate responsible for the pastoral care of Melkite Greek Catholics in Canada has sent a letter of congratulations to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for forming a new national unity government that includes representatives of Hamas, with which Abbas previously clashed.

“We have heard news about your Palestinian unity which was achieved thanks to your strenuous efforts, which resulted in the formation of a consensus government that will last till general elections,” said Bishop Ibrahim Michael Ibrahim of Montreal, according to the Palestinian News and Information Agency.

“Your people will decide their own leaders for the next period which will see, under the Lord’s blessing, the establishment of an independent sovereign State of Palestine,” he added. “I listened to your wise speech which you delivered to your people, the Arab nation and to the world as a whole, where you emphasized your right to life, your dismissal of violence and warfare, and your commitment to continue with the peace process until you achieve your goals.”

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jun. 10, 2014 8:10 AM ET USA

    It's good news that Abbas has included the infamous terrorist outfit Hamas in his government? Something tells me that the good bishop will discover reasons in the near future to eat his words. It's perhaps easier for a bishop (or any other Christian) sitting in Montreal to say such things than it is for a one living in the area actually terrorized by Hamas.

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