Israeli occupation called 'sin against God' by Palestinian Christians
Jan 12, 2010
Palestinian Christian leaders have issued a call for an end to Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, which they described as “a sin against God and against humanity,” and have appealed for support from the world’s churches.
“The injustice against the Palestinian people, which is the Israeli occupation, is an evil that must be resisted,” the Christian leaders said in a document nearly two years in the making and with backing from the World Council of Churches.
“Resistance is a right and a duty for the Christian. But it is resistance with love as its logic,” they said. “It is thus a creative resistance, for it must find human ways that engage the humanity of the enemy.”
The initiators of the statement, made public December 11 at a meeting in Bethlehem, have referred to the text as the “Kairos Palestine” document. Kairos is a Greek word used in the Bible for a God-given time of challenge, grace and opportunity.