Magazine article Anglican Journal

'De-Development'

Magazine article Anglican Journal

'De-Development'

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Anglicanism should be no excuse for public prevarication on evil. In fact, "evil" is how the 2009 Kairos Palestine (KP) document of Palestinian Christians, endorsed by churches ineluding the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, described the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

Renowned Gaza expert Dr. Sara Roy, a daughter of Auschwitz survivors who will be speaking in Toronto in February, has coined the term "de-development" to summarize Israel's actions under that illegal occupation. That includes the seven-year siege of Gaza Strip, which has included the denial of food, medical supplies and other necessities to what has, in fact, become the world's largest open-air prison.

To then massacre civilians, who cannot flee outside of this prison, in their homes and even their UN refuges, is beyond toleration.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has responded to the Gaza massacres by urging everyone to join the non-violent movement of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel for its own benefit. …

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