Cette info n’est pas beaucoup reprise par la presse.
C’est pas très évident de la retrouver, elle ne fait pas la une.
Pourtant, il convient selon les règles médiatiques en vigueur de traiter le pape d’antisémite.
Il critique bel et bien la politique du mur de Sharon and co…....
“In fact, the Holy Land does not need walls but bridges,”
Pope Condemns ‘Terrorism,’ Criticizes Israel Fence
Sun November 16, 2003 07:33 AM ET
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope John Paul on Sunday condemned recent attacks in Turkey and Iraq as “evil acts of terrorism” and also criticized Israel for building a barrier snaking into occupied territories.
Speaking at his Sunday noon address, the pope urged an end to a spiral of attacks and reprisals in the Middle East.
At least 22 people died after car bombs exploded near two synagogues in Istanbul on Saturday and 19 Italians were killed in Iraq on Wednesday in a suicide attack on a military base.
The Holy See had already issued separate statements of condemnation following both the Turkey and Iraq blasts.
Speaking to pilgrims in St Peter’s square, the pope also urged both Israelis and Palestinians to renew efforts aimed at peace negotiations and criticized Israel’s building of the barrier, which the Jewish state says is to protect it from Palestinian suicide bombers.
“The construction of a wall between the Israeli people and the Palestinian people is seen by many as a new obstacle on the road to peaceful cohabitation,” the pope said in his first comment on the controversial Israeli fence.
“In fact, the Holy Land does not need walls but bridges,” he said, reading from a window overlooking the square.
A United Nations report last week said the barrier cutting through the West Bank will have severe humanitarian consequences for a third of the Palestinian population who live in the area.
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