VATICAN CITY, April 3 – The Vatican today raised its profile on the escalating crisis in the Middle East by sharply criticizing Israel for imposing “unjust and humiliating conditions”

VATICAN CITY, April 3 – The Vatican today raised its profile on the escalating crisis in the Middle East by sharply criticizing Israel for imposing “unjust and humiliating conditions” on the Palestine people and by condemning all acts of terrorism. With Bethlehem under Israel military occupation, the Vatican also called on the two sides to respect holy places.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/03/international/03CND-VATI.html
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