Thursday, January 08, 2009

Vatican: Gaza is Concentration Camp

Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Vatican's Council for Justice and Peace, in a interview for Il Sussidiario criticized the Israeli actions in Gaza. He said Gaza increasingly resembles a concentration camp, "assomiglia sempre piĆ¹ ad un grande campo di concentramento." (Translated page.)

The BBC reports that Martino's
words mark the Vatican's toughest comments since Israel began its offensive with intensive air attacks 12 days ago.

He accused both sides of only thinking of their own interests while innocent people paid the price.

Pope Benedict XVI has already called for an end to the conflict.

Cardinal Martino, president of the Vatican's Council for Justice and Peace, made the comment to Italian online site Il Sussidiario.

"Defenceless populations are always the ones who pay," he said.

"Look at the conditions in Gaza: more and more, it resembles a big concentration camp."

The BBC's David Willey in Rome says relations between Israel and the Vatican have been strained recently, after the Pope made it clear that he favoured making Pope Pius XII a saint.

The controversial wartime pope was accused by some Jews of turning a blind eye to the holocaust.

Cardinal Martino's comments were immediately criticised by Israel, who said the Vatican was repeating Hamas propaganda.
The Cardinal's comments do not help anyone but Hamas and only serve to inflame passions against the Jewish state of Israel. Martino's comments essentially the same as the Muslim woman in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. demonstration Dec 30, 2008. As the crowds of pro-Hamas and pro-Israel crowds grew, one hijabbed woman began shouting vile epithets at the Jewish demonstrators.
"Go back to the oven," she shouted, calling for the counter-protesters to die in the manner that the Nazis used to exterminate Jews during the Holocaust.

"You need a big oven, that's what you need," she yelled.

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suek said...

The problem is that all of the Cardinal's statements, taken individually, are true. The BBC, however, makes the assumption that therefore Israel should stop all military action and all will be well.

Unbelievably stupid.

Quantum_Flux said...

Oh, when will Smiling Zion step in there and make things happen!?

Gayle said...

Indigo, I agree with you. His statement does nothing but help Hamas and yes, innocent people are being killed, but perhaps the blame should be put on Hamas. After all, they are the ones using innocent people as shields! And let's see, who has been bombing Israel day after day after day? It would be nice to see the blame put where it belongs for a change. It would also be a miracle!

The comment made by that vile woman should show the world just how violent radical Islam is, but none of the bombings before 9/11 did it, the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11 didn't do it, and this little voice of total insanity won't do it. I don't think anything will get through to some people until radical Islam comes after them. Then it will be too late.

Indigo Red said...

When the time is right, Quantum. Whenever is happens, it will be the right time.

Gayle, the funny thing about the Ft. Lauterdale pro-Islam rally was that the Muslim organizer said the rally was to demonstrate thepeace and love of Islam.

All I can say is "Good job!"

dcat said...

"You need a big oven, that's what you need," she yelled.

Oh and I have some ideas for them as well! >:[

Indigo Red said...

Maybe she was suggesting a business expansion for a Jewish restaraunt.

Or maybe not.