‘Violence, imposed solutions cannot bring about peace’ – 2019 Article from H.B. Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarchate Emeritus of Jerusalem on the present situation in Israel/Palestine.
H.B. Michel Sabbah has been President of Pax Christi International from 1999 till 2007.
Read full text here.
Pax Christi calls for an end to illegal occupation of Palestine. In this month of the commemoration of 50 years of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, Pax Christi International in collaboration with its members, urges the international community to call for the immediate end of the 50-year Israeli occupation and for the parties to reengage in a peace process in compliance with international law.
In 2015 our World Assembly, was held in Bethlehem, Palestine. This is the statement affirming our stand in favour of nonviolent struggle against the occupation.
The World Assembly of Pax Christi urges all UN-member states to recognize the state of Palestine and to ban Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine… are deeply concerned about Israeli policies that deny the rights of the Palestinian people and preclude the possibility of a two state solution. Pax Christi International supports Palestinians in their nonviolent struggle to end occupation and Israelis who stand for human rights and international law, including as applied to Palestinians.
Other Pax Christi resources
- Pax Christi International call for a renewed peace process. December 2016
- Pax Christi Palestine Israel leaflet
- Film of 2014 anniversary of building of Separation wall and here 2013 film with members of Pax Christi and the local Christian community in Bethlehem.