11 May 2009

Pope Visit~The Wall Will be Seen

Pope Visit Update:
Israel has done what it can in its attempt to cover up its racist apartheid behaviour. They have attempted to keep any and all photographs of their illegal wall out of the lime light during the Pope's visit. Additionally they have attempted to keep the Pope from seeing or commenting on any of the recent Gaza holocaust. However, it now looks as if all of Israels feeble attempts to hide it's dirty secrets, the wall will be seen after all. Israel would have been better off ringing David Copperfield and asking him to make the wall disappear during the Pope's visit, Ah well, too late...........

AIDA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank — Palestinian Christians want Pope Benedict XVI to bear witness to a symbol of their daily sufferings; Israel’s towering apartheid wall that is eating up their land.

"We want the world to see him with the wall and the Israeli army watchtower behind him," Adnan Ajarmeh, a member of the committee that will welcome the pontiff in his visit to Aida refugee camp outside the West Bank city of Bethlehem, told Agence France Press (AFP) on Monday, May 11.

The committee hopes that when he comes on Wednesday, May 13, Pope Benedict would put the Israeli separation wall erected illegally on their land under the international spotlight.

Pope Snub Upsets Gaza Christians

The steel and concrete wall is snaking some 900 kilometers along the occupied West Bank, leaving larger swathes of it on the Israeli side.

The barrier leaves many Palestinian families cut off and deprived of their livelihoods.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has issued a landmark ruling branding the wall as illegal and asking Israel to compensate affected Palestinians.

The welcoming committee initially wanted to receive the pope on a specially built stage right against the imposing wall that snakes around much of the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ.

But after Israel banned the platform construction, the committee bowed to organize the event at a UN-run school nearby.

Nevertheless, the stage on which the pope will stand beside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be sufficiently elevated that cameras recording the visit will capture the separation wall.

Coming and going from the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, Pope Benedict will move through a checkpoint in the steel and concrete wall. source