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Israel settlers eye land owned by Catholic archdiocese

February 24, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Thousands of Israel settlers moved onto land owned by the Latin-rite Patriarchate of Jerusalem, on the West Bank, on February 21, apparently hoping to stake a claim to the site. The settlers came in buses as well as cars, and some brought livestock. Church officials were dismayed that Israeli authorities made no attempt to prevent what seemed a clear act of trespassing.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 24, 2020 5:22 PM ET USA

    From the cited article: "A few days ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that over 5,000 new homes for Israeli settlers will be built in key areas of East Jerusalem." It seems that the "Deal of the Century" is not such a good deal for Catholics and Palestinians living in Israel. According to this peace plan, Israel is to "freeze the construction of new settlements in the Arab territories for four years." Why then does the bullying and less than subtle persecution continue?