The cruelty inflicted on all Palestinians is obscene, including in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Israel itself. In the West Bank, farmers are being denied access to their land and their water sources. Palestinians face constant violence from heavily armed Israeli soldiers, police and ‘settlers’. Children are kidnapped from their homes in the middle of the night by Israeli IDF. East Jerusalem Palestinians are being squeezed out. In Israel, Bedouin villages that existed and paid taxes before there even was an Israel, are being destroyed to be replaced by Jewish only settlements.
But in Gaza the situation is even worse . Noam Chomsky has described Israeli control over Gaza as ‘sadistic.’ Israeli historian Ilan Pappé has said, ‘incremental genocide’. The UN has said that Gaza will be unliveable by 2020.
The Church leaders emphasise the urgency, the vital need for action NOW, by invoking the Greek work kairos. The Greeks had 2 words for time, chronos being chronological time and kairos meaning the propitious moment for immediate action.
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