Pope makes surprise visit to Bethlehem

26 May

 

Aljazeera‘s Atia Abawi reports from Bethlehem, 25 May 2014

Pope Francis’ Mideast trip was supposed to be a purely religious one, but a surprise stop at the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians in Bethlehem was a step into politics. Earlier the pontiff referred directly to the “State of Palestine” and reinforced that point by travelling straight to the occupied West Bank from Jordan rather than going via Israel. [See also kiaoragaza’s earlier posting below. Ed]

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