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West Bank: ‘We are human beings, not numbers’

Walid Basha is a Palestinian Christian of Jenin, in the West Bank, and a professor of microbiology at the An-Najah National University. He spoke to Vatican News from his home town about his fear that the larger of the two Palestinian territories could suffer the same fate as Gaza: an invasion.

Since Israel declared war on Hamas following its deadly rampage on 7 October, the West Bank has faced a huge upsurge in violence, with Israeli settlers expanding their settlements and solidifying Israel’s already tight grip on the enclave administered by the Palestinian National Authority.

In the interview, Professor Basha launched an appeal for help to the international community. In just over five weeks of war, at least 190 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Authority’s health ministry.

2023-11-16T07:28:54+00:00 November 16th, 2023|Categories: News|