Monday 16 October 2023

Archbishop's comment on violence in Israel and Palestine

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has condemned the violence seen in Israeli and Gaza in the last week.

He was asked by the newspaper, Rapport, on his response to "the violent attacks on Israel by Hamas" and "Israel's violent retaliation in Gaza".

The Archbishop said the Church's position was reflected by the prayer he issued last week: A Special Prayer for Palestine & Israel

He added: "I condemn all violence, whether the horrific attacks on Israelis which are reminiscent of the European pogroms of the past, or the indiscriminate bombing of Palestinian civilians. Both are contraventions of international humanitarian law."

Link to the Rapport article, which mainly concerned the Dutch Reformed Church's forthcoming General Synod:

1 comment:

  1. A master class in propaganda by the archbishop


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