Thursday, January 8, 2009

Vatican: Gaza "Big Concentration Camp"

The survivors of the Nazi concentration camps have created their own in Gaza.

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict's point man for justice and peace issues on Wednesday issued the Vatican's toughest criticism of Israel since the latest Mideast crisis began, calling Gaza a "big concentration camp."

Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Vatican's Council for Justice and Peace, made his comments in an interview in the Italian online newspaper Il Sussidiario.net.

"Defenceless populations are always the ones who pay. Look at the conditions in Gaza: more and more, it resembles a big concentration camp," Martino, whose informal title is Vatican "justice minister," was quoted as saying.

Pope Benedict has made several general appeals for an end to the violence in Gaza but has not openly criticised Israel.

The pope is due to visit Holy Land sites in Jordan, Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank in May.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the most asinine thing I have ever heard. The fact that the word concentration camp is even being used is ridiculous. It is disrespecting the 6 million jews that died in the holocaust in REAL concentration camps.

Anonymous said...

To also categorize the Palestinian people as defenseless, is ridiculous. Case in point: Iran. Ahmadinejad puts the Palestinian interests #1 in every speech he makes. Who stood up for the Jews during the holocaust? Nobody! This is just another way for the Vatican to push it's Anti-Semitic agenda.

Anonymous said...

also another point the Christan church helped thousands of nazi officers escape after the war with forged documents

Anonymous said...

Are you serieus? Every time israel kills a Palestinian they spit on the graves of the holocaust. Israeli's are liars, hypocrites and killers. They all deserve to be buried and forgotten in mass graves for their heinous occupation!

Anonymous said...

Are you serieus? Every time israel kills a Palestinian they spit on the graves of the holocaust. Israeli's are liars, hypocrites and killers. They all deserve to be buried and forgotten in mass graves for their heinous occupation!