“Demolitions in Sur Baher serve only to undermine the human rights of Palestinians and jeopardise hopes for long-term peace and a two-state solution.”
“We see this as a human rights issue. Trócaire have been calling for a ban on Irish trade in Israeli settlement goods since 2012 and we are delighted that Senator Black has put forward this bill.”
“This is life in Gaza. No food. No money. No health care. Living in fear. The situation is reaching crisis level and is close to becoming unliveable.” – Sr Bridget Tighe
"This latest move is further evidence of the disregard the US administration has for the lives of vulnerable people." – Éamonn Meehan
“Millions of tourists come to Israel to visit the holy sites without recognising that there is a living community of Christ – the Living Stones. It is so important that you visit us" - Canon Hatem Shehadeh.
“It is our faith in God that gives us hope. It is the witness of Christians in the Holy Land and especially the young people we met that inspires us.”
The birthplace of Jesus is a city in crisis, mainly because of severe restrictions imposed by the Israeli government.