Catholic and Anglican bishops condemn violence in Gaza

Israeli soldiers prepare to shoot unarmed protesters

Israeli soldiers prepare to shoot unarmed protesters

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Bishop Declan Lang, chair of the Holy Land Coordination and Bishop Christopher Chessun, Anglican Bishop of Southwark, said today: "The terrible loss of life in Gaza caused by the Israeli army's use of live fire against civilians is to be condemned unequivocally.

These protests take place against the drastically deteriorating humanitarian situation which leaves little hope and continues to undermine a peaceful resolution. Hundreds of families across Gaza are now mourning their loved ones, dead and wounded.

Israel has a right to defend itself but also has the moral and legal responsibility not to use disproportionate force and not to prevent the injured from receiving medical treatment.

All violence is destructive to peace efforts and our cry is for a peaceful two state solution with Jerusalem as the shared capital.

We pray for all those who suffer from this conflict and for the peace of Jerusalem.

Tags: Gaza, Bishop Declan Lang, Bishop Christopher Chessun

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