Jerusalem, Jan 29, 2020 / 14:00 pm
The proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan announced this week is "no solution," Catholic bishops of the Holy Land said on Wednesday.
"This plan will bring no solution but rather will create more tensions and probably more violence and bloodshed," read a statement on Wednesday from the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land, which represents Christians from Latin, Melkite, Maronite, Syrian, Armenian, and Chaldean churches in communion with Rome.
The ordinaries said that the plan was one-sided in favor of Israel's traditional demands for a two-state solution and was a "unilateral initiative" that did not involve the agreement of the Palestinians, nor respected their "equal rights and dignity."
"It is to be considered a unilateral initiative, since it endorses almost all the demands of one side, the Israeli one, and its political agenda," the statement read.