Churches ignore plight of Gaza Christians

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

The World Council of Churches gathered in Jordan on Monday to demand an end to Israel's “occupation” of its biblical heartland, while conspicuously forgetting to make any mention of their besieged Christian brothers and sisters who are now living under strict Islamic rule in Gaza.

Following the gathering, the Geneva-based church body that claims to represent some 560 million Christians worldwide announced the launch a global campaign to put as much pressure as possible on Israel to surrender Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Arabs.

“The initiative aims at calling on all churches to work seriously for putting an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian and Arab lands [sic],” read a statement released by the council.

The conference took place just days after Hamas completed its military conquest of the Gaza Strip and affiliated terror groups warned local Christians to come in line with strict Islamic religious law.

And to make sure Gaza's Christians got the point, Hamas-aligned militants sacked and burned a Catholic church and adjacent convent in Gaza City.

The World Council of Churches was completely mum on the treatment of fellow Christians by their new Hamas overlords.

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