Abp Fitzgerald: Searching for signs of hope in the Holy Land

Posted February 8, 2017 10:14 am by Editor

Abp Fitzgerald: Searching for signs of hope in the Holy Land

Vatican Radio) Palestinian leaders have reacted angrily to an Israeli law which would retroactively legalise some 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

The law, passed on Monday, is backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition but has raised tensions within the government and drawn international criticism. Israel’s attorney-general has said it is unconstitutional and that he will not defend it at the Supreme Court.

In Washington a White House official said U.S. President Donald Trump “will withhold comment on the legislation until the relevant court ruling.” Last week the Trump administration said the

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