HCHF concerned over current situation in Israel and Palestine


The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF) is expressing grave concern over the current events between Palestinians and Israelis.

According to national news agency WAM, the committee expressed its deepest condolences over the killing of innocent civilians, including children, in a recent statement. 

The HCHF has also called on the international community to intensify diplomatic efforts in order to ensure an immediate ceasefire. 

It urged that international laws, preserve human rights and pursue a path of peace and coexistence. 

In addition, the committee also called for the respect of sacred sites and to refrain from subjecting them to any acts of violence under any justification.

It reiterated the Document of Human Fraternity’s call to all peoples to stop using religion to incite hatred, violence, extremism, and blind fanaticism.

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity is an international and independent committee, whose members include Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot; Professor Mohamed Hussein Mahrasawi; Senior Rabbi at Washington Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig; Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak; Irina Bokova; Dr. Sultan Faisal Al Remeithi; Secretary-General, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam; Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid; Yasser Hareb; Leymah Gbowee, and Rev. Prof. loan Sauca, Secretary-General of the World Council of Churches.

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