VATICAN, Oct 15, 01 (CWNews.com) - Latin-rite Patriarch
Michel Sabbah of Jerusalem has said that a solution to the
conflict between Israel and Palestine could eliminate 90
percent of the terrorism in the world.
Speaking with the Italian daily Avvenire, Patriarch
Sabbah-- who is in Rome to participate in the Synod of
Bishops-- said that American efforts to stamp out terrorism
could not succeed as long as the Palestinian people are
subject to occupation and oppression. "If the injustice
continues," he said, "despite all the attacks against
terrorists, there will always be anti-Western sentiments."
Those sentiments, he continued, "are the seed of terror and
death, so that terrorism "will always find fertile soil"
until there is a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.