VATICAN CITY — In the wake of escalating tensions between Israel and Palestine following the murder of three Israeli teens, Bishop William Shomali has encouraged leaders to work for reconciliation rather than retaliation.
“We are against the killing of these three young Israeli men. It’s a homicide; it’s a crime against humanity,” the bishop said in comments made to CNA July 2.
“But at the same time, we should also look at the whole situation between Palestinians and Israelis [in order] to reach a reconciliation, so that such crimes are not repeated.”
Bishop Shomali, who serves as the auxiliary bishop of Jerusalem, spoke following the recent killing of three Israeli teenagers — Gilad...READ MORE