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Jerusalem patriarch calls for international intervention in Gaza

Catholic World News - August 22, 2014

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has called for an international peacekeeping force in Gaza.

Patriarch Fouad Twal told Vatican Radio that “for years, there was this inner fear that things would not go well because there is no political goodwill to arrive at a final solution that is right for everyone.”

Stating that the Israel-Gaza security barrier helps foster extremism, Patriarch Twal asked:

What is a cease-fire if the conditions that lead to violence remain the same? Conditions that create desperate people, frustrated, extremist and angry! We must do much more to create a normal life: we need a (new) culture, a new mentality and an international force that can take the place of Israel (to keep the peace) in order to break this wall around the city.

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Aug. 22, 2014 8:43 PM ET USA

    Try as I may, I can't quite bring myself to believe that Israel's opening its "wall" to Gaza residents, some of whom are terrorists and murderers, is the key to ending violence there. In my eye, extremist politics of the Islamist variety are what is causing the trouble, not frustration or desperation.

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