Israel illegally demolishes East Jerusalem property owned by the Catholic Church

JERUSALEM – The head of the Roman Catholic Church in the Holy Land protested Tuesday against Israel’s demolition of a church-owned property in annexed east Jerusalem, saying it eroded chances for peace.

“This act is against the law, against justice and against humanity, against any ideology upon which peace can be built and increases segregation and hate,” Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fuad Tawwal told journalists at the site of the demolition.

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Editor’s note: This is the kind of thing that happens when the Vatican “snubs” Israeli Prime Minister  Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu – as they did when Bibi’s planned meeting with Pope Francis was recently canceled, on very short notice.

Let’s hope the Israeli’s don’t find out about the Vatican’s secret nuclear weapons program. (Ooops!)


  1. Here we go again. Israel obviously is on a house demolition binge in the occupied East Jerusalem. This time, however, instead of demolishing houses belonging to Palestinians as they usually do, the Israelis decided to raze a house belonging to the Catholic Church. But the house was built long before 1967, before Israel occupied East Jerusalem, and so Israel’s action is clearly illegal, and the Church has decided to fight back, and charge Israeli government with criminal violation of International Laws. Unlike Abbas who has only threatened to take Israel to International Courts,such as the ICC and ICJ, the Catholic Church will actually file charges against Israel, most likely at the ICJ, in the Hague, Netherlands.
    This raises an interesting question: Did the Israelis raze the house belonging to the Catholic Church because Netanyahu felt snubbed by the Vatican when the Pope did not oblige Netanyahu’s request to meet with him? Is this Netanyahu’s “Price Tag” for the Church, just as the settlers chop down olive trees and vandalize automobiles and destroy properties belonging to the Palestinians as “price tag”?
    Yesh Prabhu, Bushkill, Pennsylvania


    • We certainly live in “interesting” times! Thank you for commenting.



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