Thursday, January 8, 2009

'Cardinal: Gaza big concentration camp'

By Editors ∙ Press TV via Dictatorship Watch ∙ January 8, 2009

Cardinal Renato MartinoThe representative of Pope Benedict XVI for matters of justice and peace, issues the toughest criticism by the Vatican against Israel.

On Wednesday, Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Vatican’s Council for Justice and Peace voiced the Holy See’s strongest criticism since the latest Mideast crisis began, calling Gaza a “big concentration camp”, Reuters reported.

Martino made the statement while speaking in an interview with the Italian online newspaper Il

“Defenseless populations are always the ones who pay. Look at the conditions in Gaza: more and more, it resembles a big concentration camp”, Martino, (his informal title in the Vatican is “justice minister”) said.

This comes at a time when the Pope has not openly criticized Israel and has only made several general appeals for an end to the violence in Gaza.


  1. Excellent post. Will circulate as this is likely to be buried by Israpundits and fascist zionists who are afraid of the mounting damage that is being done to Israel's maligned image in the world today. Much to my chagrin, the Israelis have never given a damn about world opinion anyway, at least not as long as the US provides money, weapons, and a UN SC veto.
    TS @

  2. Hello

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    Thanks for taking the time to read this far


  3. for those with no god, free will. for the sake of life, practice peace.

    for those with God, free will. for the sake of life, practice peace.