Friday, July 30, 2010

French Christian groups call for end to Israeli ‘impunity’

Middle East Online, July 29, 2010


Christians call on French government to ‘pressure’ Israel to respect basic rights of Palestinians.

PARIS – Five French Christian organisations on Wednesday called on the French government to end what they termed the “impunity accorded to the state of Israel” over its treatment of the Palestinians.

In an open letter the five groups, including Secours Catholique, called on Prime Minister Francois Fillon to “exert pressure… so that Israel respects the basic rights of the Palestinians.”

The groups urged the “French government to act, to put an end to the impunity accorded to the state of Israel as regards the violation of international law,” the letter said.

The other groups that signed up to the letter were Cimade, an ecumenical organisation; Acat-France, which campaigns against torture; Defap, a Protestant evangelical group; and les Amis de Sabeel-France.

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