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NZ bishops call for Israel to return to pre-1967 borders

Posted on: August 18, 2014 1:29 PM
A man carries a Palestinian girl, whom medics said was wounded in an Israeli airstrike, at a hospital in Gaza Aug. 8.
Photo Credit: CNS photo/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa, Reuters
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[NZCatholic] The Auckland Anglican and Catholic Bishops called on the New Zealand government called on Israel to return to “its pre-1967 borders as a pre-requisite for dialogue to establish a lasting and just settlement in the Holy Land.”

Bishops of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland Ross Bay and Jim White and Catholic Bishop Patrick Dunn “to assist refugees from war and violence and to be generous in allowing re-settlement in New Zealand” as they also urged the government to work hard to attain peace through diplomatic channels in war-torn Gaza.

In a statement, the three bishops said, “we believe the continued violence in Gaza violates the human dignity of Palestinians and Israelis alike, and condemn all parties who are capitalising on this tragedy in pursuit of their own selfish political ends.”

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