01.09.10 16:53 Age: 2 yrs

Focus on human aspect of Holy Land conflict, says WCC leader


Mariam Ghawi detailed her ordeal to WCC general secretary Tveit during a 29 August visit to the community of Sheikh Jarrah.

Politicians need to focus on the human face of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and not discard it in favour of their own political agendas, the head of the World Council of Churches has said in the Middle East.


"Politicians need to act and prevent this human tragedy," the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, told ENInews after a visit to Palestinian families who have been evicted by Israelis from their homes in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheik Jarrah. 


Read the full text of  this article by Judith Sudilovsky on the ENI website


See a photo report of the visit to the Sheik Jarrah community